Koreshan State Historic Site
Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero
Those who appreciate true curiosities will be drawn to the Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero.
The site contains the remnants of a religious commune established by Dr. Cyrus Teed, founder
of the Koreshan Unity in the late 1800s.
After changing his name to Koresh, Teed moved his followers to this south Lee County site,
where he sought to build a utopian society for millions of settlers.
However, the size and scope of the community Teed hoped for never quite materialized.
Today, 13 of the original 60 buildings remain, including Teed’s home.
There is also a one-of-a-kind globe illustrating the Koreshan belief that the world is a hollow globe,
with man living on the interior surface of the shell gazing at the solar system at its center.
The site is open daily from 8 a.m. to sundown, with guided tours on weekends at 10 a.m. for $1 per person.
The site also includes a park, which features nature trails, boat ramp, canoeing, fishing and camping.
It is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset. Admission is $4 per vehicle for up to eight people and $1 for
each additional person. Single occupant vehicles are $3.