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Small state park with significant ruins

Often when we visit historical parks, there will be only minimal ruins still visible, but in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
646lorit
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Dawsonville, Georgia
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The actual mill was probably interesting but most of the signs are missing. There is no large sign... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Rachael X
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Often when we visit historical parks, there will be only minimal ruins still visible, but in the case of the Yulee Sugar Mill, there is a full chimney, pieces of the steam engine and boiler, some of the cooking pots, and rock lined pits. Although a couple on signs were missing, there were enough signs still remaining to understand the story of the sugar mill. Parks like this are important reminders that we have much to learn from history. Besides the ruins, there is a beautiful wooded park area, a picnic pavilions, and rustic restrooms. This park, which is just a short drive off US19, is worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

The actual mill was probably interesting but most of the signs are missing. There is no large sign that has an overview so the missing signs are a challenge to better understand the site.

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

It is an interesting stop, however, time has taken its toll. Informative and need s to be cleaned up.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Just the actual mill equipment. Stop if you are going through, but not worth a specific trip. Picnic tables in front. On the way to the Freezer shrimp shack

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

The Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins FL State Park is well done & interesting. There are signs all around the Sugar Mill Ruins providing the history of the area as well as signs explaining the various aspects of the Sugar Mill Ruins.

This part is located on either side of Yulee Drive (C.R. 490 West). On one side of Yulee Drive are the Sugar Mill Ruins. On the other side of Yulee Drive is an area for Parking (not paved) & a picnic area. You do have to be careful when crossing the street from the parking area! Also, if you’re driving faster, it would be easy to drive right by it.

It’s interesting & definitely worth a stop when in the area. We spent less than an hour there, but would suggest a longer visit with children. Also there’s a picnic area.

Thank GEMSCAT
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

It's a park with the ruins to a local Sugar mill. It is small, but they have signage telling about what everything is. We parked in the parking lot opposite the Mills. Getting there is a treat in itself as the area is beautiful and quite.

Thank LarrySory
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins for a quick stop. It was not hard to find and is only a few miles off US 19. There are a number of boards describing the history of of the sugar mill. The ruins were deteriorated but still easy to understand the process. Overall there is not much here beyond the ruins and a picnic area. I do recommend stopping by when traveling through the area!

Thank TrailTrekker15
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

It's interesting if only to hear about the origins of the sugar business in Florida. Small placards give you some sense of the history although the pics only allude to the slave labor needed to run the mill. Right off the road and there's a small park with bathrooms nearby.

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

There really isn't much here. It is right along the highway so parking can be an issue. Nice little stopping point for school kids

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

This is a quick picturesque stop along the road that was a good history lesson. Plaques explain the process of sugar making during the civil war.

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