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Ghost Walk

It is with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of our beloved play, Ghost Walk. We have been performing Ghost Walk for 28 years and for safety reasons due to the pandemic, we are unable to present our long-running show this season.

Ghost Walk is our largest annual fundraiser and losing this event is a huge financial loss to our volunteer organization, Friends of Koreshan State Park. Throughout the years, this play has generated much needed funds to support the park. All money raised goes directly to the park in needed equipment or vehicles, and improvements, such as the new interpretive signs in the Historic Settlement, a new storage building for our costumes, props and decorations, matching grants and necessary funds to host park events and activities each year.

While we do anticipate reviving our beloved Ghost Walk in 2022, we need your support now. Here are just a couple of ways you can help:


Donate

Friends of Koreshan is a 501C3 organization, so your donation is tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation using a major credit or debit card, please click here or send a check made out to Friends of Koreshan State Park and address it to 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero FL 33928, or drop it by the Ranger Station at the same address. Any small amount will help us continue our mission to help Koreshan State Park.
 

Become a Friend of Koreshan

  • 12 free carload entries into the park--a savings of up to $23 off 12 regular entry fees.
  • 10% discounts on items for sale by the Friends in the Ranger Station.
  • Invitations to special Friends events throughout the year.
  • The opportunity to join the board of directors, and assist on special committees to help bring awareness to the park and make it better!
Thank you in advance for your support!

President - Friends of Koreshan State Park, Inc.

Visit FloridaStateParks.org Safety Updates page and individual Park Alerts for the latest news on Koreshan and other Florida state parks.

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Koreshan State Park is now all decked out for the holidays with decorations and photo-op stations to create your holiday memories! Enter our Holiday Photo Contest using our decorations or your's. Don't forget to drop off your Letters to Santa while visiting! 

Letters to Santa

Santa has designated Koreshan State Park as an official drop-off location for letters to the North Pole, December 11 through December 24! Click here for details and to download a letter to personalize.

Holiday Photo Contest

Enter Koreshan State Park's very first Holiday Photo Contest, December 11 - 31! All ages welcome to enter, using your decorations or our's (see photos below). Categories for Professionals ($10/entry) and Amateurs ($5/entry). Click here for details, rules and submission form.
Photo courtesy of Ashley Santana Photography

Guided Tours Return!

Explore the 19th century religious Koreshan Unity Settlement, its structures, and gardens. Join our guided walking tours and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half. Guided Tours are $5 (non-refundable) and limited to 10 individuals per tour. Tours start at the Historic Settlement Entrance. Online ticket purchase only. Click here for to purchase tickets or to request a private tour.

Koreshan's "Halls" Are Now "Decked!"

Another BIG thank you to talented artist Gary Longordo for creating the photo-op boards and life-size portraits of Koreshan members from "back in the day," and all the volunteers who made Holidays in the Park possible!

Happy Holidays From
the Volunteers of Koreshan State Park!


Attention Photographers and Videographers!
 
Have you photographed or filmed/videoed in Koreshan State Park? Send us your images and footage for possible inclusion on our new website, newsletters and popular Facebook page! If selected, you will have your photos and videos/films featured with a link to your website and/or Facebook page. Nature/landscape/architectural shots and videos preferred, but all submissions will be considered. Send your photos (at least 2000px wide please) or, if you have video or film, a link to your work to friendsofkoreshan@gmail.com. Please include your Facebook URL and handle and/or website address, and follow us on Facebook to see if your work was selected! When shooting in the park, please adhere to our photographer regulations and remember to practice social distancing.

Become a Friend of the Koreshans!

Friends of Koreshan State Park enjoy free park admission, retail discounts, member-only special events and outings, their own newsletter among other perks!  We have three levels of memberships you can explore here.

Support Friends of Koreshan State Park

Your generous tax-deductible contributions to the Friends of Koreshan help us continue our mission to support Koreshan State Park. Please contribute by donating, volunteering your timepurchases from our online store, or shopping on AmazonSmile and GoodShop to donate a percentage of your purchases to the Friends.
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Believe It or Not…

By Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian, David L. Rice Library, University of Southern Indiana. Reprinted here with permission. 

You probably recognize that tagline from the many Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions, and the phrase has come into common parlance. I’m going to introduce you to the former Koreshan Unity society, and you’ll soon see why I chose this title. Continue reading

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Estero FL 33928
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