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Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins  Historic State Park, Florida3400 N. Museum Pointe
Crystal River, Florida 34428
Phone: 352-795-3817

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park is a Florida State Park located in Homosassa, off U.S. 19. It contains the ruins of a sugar plantation owned by David Levy Yulee. Yulee was part of the Territorial Legislative Council, and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate after Florida became a state. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 1970.

The original plantation covered more than 5,000 acres, worked by approximately 1,000 slaves. Among the crops raised were sugar cane, citrus, and cotton. The mill (which was steam-driven) ran from 1851 to 1864. It produced sugar, syrup and molasses, the last of which was part of the rum-making process. Remaining is the stonework (foundation, well and chimney), a cane press, and some of the other machinery.

Welcome to Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park

This site was once part of a thriving sugar plantation owned by David Levy Yulee. Yulee was a member of the Territorial Legislative Council, and served in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate after Florida statehood. 

The park contains the remnants of the once-thriving 5,100-acre sugar plantation: a forty-foot limestone masonry chimney, iron gears, and a cane press. The steam-driven mill operated from 1851 to 1864 and served as a supplier of sugar products for southern troops during the Civil War.

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