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Ghost Walk at Koreshan State Park
February 1 @ 6:30 pm - February 2 @ 9:00 pm$25
Dates: January 25-26 & February 1-2
Time: 6:45- 8 p.m. start times
There is so much history in the Southwest Florida area, including the curious history of Koreshan State Park. This month, there is an event which will illuminate your mind about some of the earliest settlers of Estero. It’s the 27th annual Ghost Walk, with nightly tours taking place on two weekends: January 25-26 and February 1-2.
You won’t be scared or startled. No one will be jumping out at you. It’s an engaging historical tour giving insight to one of the most unique communities to grace our region. The Koreshans were a cult following leader Cyrus Teed (aka. “Master Koresh”) to the rugged, undeveloped Florida swampland to form a New Jerusalem. Their art hall, machine shop, bakery and many other buildings remain preserved at Koreshan State Park.
Ghost Walk offers a journey back in time. The walking tour follows a luminary-lit path with plays, orchestrations, and a bit of history along the way. Volunteer actors will dress in period costumes from the late 1800s and portray aspects of life in the Koreshan settlement.
“It’s a walk through the past; it’s living history,” says Stephen Levin, president of Friends of Koreshan. “It was a simpler time. It was their little paradise.”
Guests will be guided through seven vignettes of time as they learn the unique story of the Koreshan Unity. While historically accurate, the skits are also witty.
So, if you’re looking for a different kind of adventure that will lend a unique perspective about one the region’s earliest communities, this might just be the event for you. Buy your tickets early — they sell out!