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This three-acre National Historic Site (originally called 'Rock Gate Park'), features an amazing natural coral castle created by Latvian Ed Leedskalnin using nothing but homemade tools that he created from cast-off parts; over the 20 years that it took to complete the castle, not one witness has been found that saw construction in progress...Leedskalnin's building methods remain a mystery to this day.

Begun in 1920, the amazing structure, comprised of over 1,100 tons of coral rock, features a 9-ton gate and one-of-a-kind sundial. The story of the castle, seen by millions on television, is related for visitors via 30-minute state-of-the-art audiotours and continuous 45-minute guided tours. Open daily, located 25 miles south of Miami on US Hwy 1.

Location: 28655 S Federal Hwy, Homestead Florida 33030 Telephone 305-248-6345

Other History nearby:
(Miami) American Police Hall of Fame/Museum
(Homestead) Coral Castle
(Miami) Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey Center
(Chokoloskee) Historic Smallwood Store
(Miami) Historical Museum of Southern Florida
(Miami Beach) Holocaust Memorial

09/21 Coming to The Homestead area
Delray Beach Affair Delray Beach FL April5-7 The event takes place along the palm tree lined downtown streets of Delray Beach and stretches 12 city blocks from the Intracoastal to NW 2nd Avenue and two city parks. The Delray Affair has received numerous awards for its ‘eclectic’ mixture of fine art, great crafts and funky products from around the world.
Peace River Celtic Festival Punta Gorda FL April10 Our Festival is perpetually dedicated to the memory of David Parker, member of Elks Lodge 2606 and the founder of the Peace River Celtic Festival. David loved Celtic music, laughter, good friendship and good times! If you cherish these things as well, you'll want to be part of this special event!
Bike Night in Cape Coral Cape Coral FL April13 The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you Cape Bike Night! Motorcycle enthusiasts can get together and listen to live bands, eat great food, and just have fun at this great event!
Florida Keys Island Fest Islamorada FL April13-14 The Arts and Crafts show will feature the very best of both local and national artists including everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and fine crafts.
Tortuga Music Festival FORT LAUDERDALE FL April13-14 The beach will be transformed into an oceanfront music experience, featuring top country and rock artists and local culinary delights on the shores of the Florida coast. Together with Rock The Ocean, Tortuga will pair music with meaning by raising awareness about marine conservation and issues affecting the world’s oceans.
Cardboard Boat Regatta Cape Coral FL April20 The Regatta is open to participation from businesses, schools, youth groups, groups of friends, and non-profit organizations desiring to build a boat and participate. This is a wonderful team-building experience; giving employees an opportunity to work together toward a common goal and have a lot of fun doing it.