2019 - 2020 Season *Events

6th Annual Family Halloween Festival, Saturday, Oct 12, 4 pm – 7 pm
Our annual Halloween Festival is great family event! Bring your kids out for our Trunk-or-Treat with local community businesses. We have a lot in store this year with a hay ride, kid’s games and story time with a librarian. The park will be decorated with our ghoulish decorations perfect for this Halloween event! 
3rd Annual Old-Fashioned Holiday Bazaar, Dec 7 & 8, 8 am – 1 pm
A holiday flurry is coming! Last year we had over 80 vendors, kid’s games, Santa, story time with a Librarian, Florida “snow”, and more! The park will be decorated in classic/old-fashioned Holiday decorations. 

28th Annual Antique Engine, Quilt & Craft Show, Mar 14 & 15, 8 am – 1 pm
Quilters & crafters unite while engines of the past impress us still today! Vendors and demonstrators will be on show with their antique and rare engines, crafts, and more. 

Businesses and organizations that would like to sponsor, sell products, or provide activities at our events can click here for application forms.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH ALL PARK EVENTS! If interested, please email us @

*Events are free and subject to change; state park entrance fee required per vehicle for all events. To keep up-to-date with all events, visit and follow us on Facebook.
Just in time for summer vacation...the Koreshan Explorer! Bring the kids in and explore the park and fill out the workbook. It includes a lot of activities around the park, mixed with some learning of the Koreshan Unity and settlement. BIG THANKS to park volunteer Joan McMahon, who developed this new program!

Friends of Koreshan State Park Receives Grant

Recently, the Estero Chapter of DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) sponsored Friends of Koreshan State Park's application for a matching grant from the National DAR to replace the interpretive signage in the historic Koreshan Unity Settlement. We are happy to announce that our grant request was APPROVED, and the park staff is now busy working with a graphic artist to design our new signs!
BIG thanks to Sue Buntic, our grant writer!

Ongoing Events

Guided Historic Settlement Tours, Jan-Mar, Wed - Sun, 10am & 2pm; Apr–Dec, Sat & Sun, 10am. 

Farmers Market & Native Plant Sale, Sundays, Year-round, 8am-1pm 

Become a Friend!

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

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Dr. Cyrus Teed
by Roger Parlin, Koreshan State Park Volunteer and Docent

Cyrus Teed, who would later become the founder of the Koreshan Unity, was eleven and had only completed eighth grade when he dropped out of school to work as an Erie Canal hoggee (mule wrangler/driver) to help support his family.

Since Teed’s parents were Baptist and he was (read more)
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