Friends of the Koreshans
In 1961, the property once known as the Koreshan Unity Settlement was donated to Florida State Parks by surviving Koreshan Unity members and became Koreshan State Park.
Since then, the Friends of Koreshan State Park and the Florida Park Service have worked to restore many of the buildings and gardens, and it’s an ongoing process. What remains of the once vibrant community of the Koreshan Unity Settlement are eleven historic structures that date from 1882-1920 and landscaped grounds with unique ornamental exotic vegetation from throughout the world.
The Florida State Park Service paid for new roofs for the Art Hall, Founders House and Planetary Court, but there was no money for the restoration of the General Store, built in 1920.
Other buildings of this historic settlement are in need of restoration and preservation, as well as ongoing maintenance.
We know you are thinking: “Why doesn’t the park service do everything?”
The answer is money; it is just not there. So we are asking for your help to Save Our Buildings that are in the National Register of Historic Places and part of America’s history.
Please help us by making a donation and sharing our fundraising campaign.