Koreshan State Historic Site
In 1894 Cyrus Reed Teed, a surgeon in the Civil War, brought his followers to Estero to build New Jerusalem for his faith, Koreshanity. The colony, known as the Koreshan Unity, believed that the entire universe existed within a giant, hollow sphere. Today, visitors can fish, picnic, boat, and hike where Teed´s visionaries once carried out survey experiments to prove the horizon on the beaches of Lee County curves upward. A boat ramp and canoe rentals are available. Visitors can take a self-guided or ranger-guided tour. For overnight stays, the park has a full-facility campground.
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