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Ghost Walk Returns!


The Koreshans brought culture and industry to Southwest Florida. They owned and operated nearly thirty businesses including a machine shop, general store, bakery, post office and school.

For more than a quarter century, Koreshan State Park and Friends of Koreshan have offered guests a view of the life and times of Dr. Cyrus Teed, their founder, and the Koreshans with the theatrical production, Ghost Walk. In each one-hour performance, volunteers in period costumes guide you through a historical journey along the candlelit shell paths of the Historic Unity Settlement. 

Notable Koreshan figures reenacted will include Gustav Damkohler whose riverfront land provided the Koreshans a new home, Professor Eleanor Castle, one of the Seven Sisters of the Planetary Court who managed the Koreshan Unity, Victoria Gratia, the “Motherhood Empress of the Imperial Dominion of Koreshanity” and of course, the Koreshan Unity’s founder and famous leader, Dr. Cyrus Teed.

You will stroll past restored buildings from a bygone era and watch these and other reenactors perform scenes from their lives before, during, and after the Koreshans settled in Southwest Florida.

Ghost Walk 2022 showtimes are 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45 and 8:00 PM on January 28 and 29 and February 4 and 5 (rain date: February 6, time[s] TBD). Tickets are $25.00, non-refundable. Performances sell out quickly! Click here to purchase tickets.

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Park History

The Koreshans were a religious group from Chicago who believed we lived on the inside of the Earth and were actively seeking an alternative lifestyle free of what they called competitiveness. All land would be owned by the community and they sought to do away with the exchange of money.

The land the Koreshans settled is now Koreshan State Park, which includes eleven historic structures that date from 1882 to 1920.

Today, visitors can camp, fish, picnic, boat, and hike in a 200-acre state park where Teed’s visionaries once lived and created their own utopia. A boat ramp and canoe/kayak rentals are available. Visitors can take self-guided tours of the settlement. For overnight stays, the park has a full-facility campgroundClick here to learn more about Koreshan State Park.

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