Homosassa, Florida

Homosassa is a town in West Florida incorporating the Homosassa River and bordering the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge. Homosassa truly illustrates why this area is called “Florida’s Nature Coast”. Here you can swim with manatees and hike through waterfront landscape completely untouched by the industry of the rest of the state.

There is much to learn about this site and the history of what remains. Just before the Civil War, people had great success with this mill, but as the Civil War approached and was happening there was a huge naval blockade that made the mill close.

These are some of the oldest ruins here in Florida, so check them out in a small town named Homosassa. As you drive to this location, you can easily see the park from the road. This park was owned by David Levy Yulee, a former member of the territorial legislative council. This mill was steam-driven for the southern troops in the civil war to create sugar products. There is a lot to do in this park, not only the historic stuff, but also an exhibit. While having a fun time, do not forget to bring a meal to have a picnic with the people you love to end the day right.


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