There remains a chimney and a large piece of machinery from the old sugar mill. It is a blink in the road, but woth a photo.
On my last trip home I went back to places my family took me when I was a youth. I took my own children here for a picnic, it's a perfect mix of history and old Florida.
This site is located less than three miles off the main highway so that one can make it there and back in half an hour. This old sugar mill dates back to the 19th century and is part of a huge plantation that was owned by a man named Yulee. The place made molasses and sugar for Confederate troops during... More
Kinda cool place to stop and look & find out about history of the area. When you're down go into the tavern & have a beverage, that I found extremely cheap & made stiff...
Yes, it's just some ruins, but across the street is a wonderful cafe serving REAL cubans, pressed and delicious! Also, the history of the printmakers of Florida and papermaking wonders. Worth a stop for lunch or just good convo!
To be fair, I'm a nerd and love historical sites. If you're looking for pizazz and whatever, you're not going to find it at this site. It's a small, by the road, site on the way back around to the little town of homosassa, fl. I didn't spend a whole lot of time at the site because it was still... More
We stopped here after swimming with the manatees. The ruins sit alongside the road with a parking and picnic area across the street. The signs describing the ruins and steps in the sugar making process were interesting and informative. It only takes a few minutes. Worth the stop if you are interested in history.
Stop off and see the sugar mill. Enjoy the rest of your trip into Homosassa. The Freezer is an excellent restaurant, and you can buy fresh seafood next door (cheap.) Manatees, water fowl, kayaking. Monkey Island. don't go too close!
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