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Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins

3400 N. Museum Pointe, Crystal River, FL
352-795-3817
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Crystal River
Type: Historic Sites
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

So happy we stopped to wander around this small area of minimal (but very interesting) ruins and a few signs to help us figure out how the sugar mill operated. Such a short distance off the main road for so much historical information about some insight into a fascinating part of Florida history.

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Wildwood, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We plan a trip to Yulee once a year. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery. It is sad to see part of Florida local history being forgotten.

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The Villages, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The site was once part of a thriving sugar plantation owned by David Levy Yulee. The park contains the remnants of the once thriving 5,100-acre sugar plantation a 40 foot limestone masonry chimney, iron gears and a cane pres. The steam-driven mill operated from 1851 to 1864 and served southern troops during the Civil War

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Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Interesting to walk around and see the way it used to be. Located on the side of the road with a park and parking area across the street. Nice shady place to walk around and take a look. Only takes a few minutes.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We walked through the ruins and read facts about processing cane juices into sugar for Confederate troops during the Civil War. The visual remains, such as the vats that captured the juices and the mill wheel mechanisms were instrumental in understanding the sugar making process. Enjoyed the education.

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Augusta, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This roadside park features a brief glimpse into one aspect of life in Old Florida, nineteenth-century sugar production. The self-guided interpretation is sparse but complete enough to tell most of the story. Wear bug spray.

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grants pass, oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Good for the lessons. Some of the signs were missing. Park across the street with a bathroom. Plenty of parking

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WPB
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's a quick stop, but worth it. Interesting if you're a history type of person. A great place for a 'photography adventure' as the ruins offer interesting opportunities.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is just what it is called. Very simple, self-guided place to visit. They have a picnic area, but no meal facilities for purchasing.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

While just a road side attraction, the relics here are most interesting and informational. I can't imaging the amount of work the slaves had to do to operate this mill in heat of late summer and fall. The site brochure gives added information but still makes me wonder what happened to the people involved.

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