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“Interesting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sugar Mill Ruins

Sugar Mill Ruins
600 Old Mission Road, Smyrna, New Smyrna Beach, FL
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“Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Good for a leisurely walking visit. The exhibit is Outdoors. Turn from main road was hard to locate with GPS.

Visited December 2012
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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“Never knew it was here...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

I stumbled across these ruins on a bike ride the other day. I never knew they were here. I mean, I knew there were sugar plantation ruins around here somewhere - I just didn't realize they were right down the street from me.

The ruins are actually quite memorizing. It's almost like stepping back through time. Very neat. Until seeing these ruins I did not realize that the machinery that was here had moved up to the plantation in Port Orange - another sugar mill plantation that my family had toured previously. Very cool and always great to learn something new.

Visited February 2013
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sterling heights, MI
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“Interesting Place to Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

While in a restaurant I picked up a local guide and saw the ruins listed so when we were looking for something to do we decided to go. The entrance was easy to pass up but there is a sign which leads down a dirt road to what turns out to be a very nice small park. The mill was destroyed by the Seminole in the early 1800's but enough of the ruins amazingly remain to give you an idea of what was once there. Plus the placards describe the place and how sugar was manufactured. There is also a nice but short nature walk through what can only be described as jungle.

Visited February 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Free, quick and close.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Free, quick and close. My family and I where headed to the beach and I decided to add some history to our beach visit (Ages 41,39,11,8, and 5). Before you go, look up New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins or Cruger and DePeyster Sugar Mill. This site is 10-15 minutes from Turtle Mound and is a great tie-in when talking about Florida and Timucuan history. This sugar mill was destroyed around 1835 by the local indians. There is a short nature walk that is paved with crushed shells so its easy to walk on (nothing to see but trees). The total nature walk length is a 5-10 min walk.
Restrooms
Dirt parking lot
Picnic tables
Hour of operation is probably sun up to sun down.

Visited December 2012
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Wickenburg, Arizona
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“Local history in a sweet package”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

ever wonder how they managed to produce molassas and sugar in Florida? Visit the Ruins and appreciae for how hard it was to be a slave in nineteenth century Florida, Makes one ashamed ot the people white men call their ancestors.

Visited October 2012
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