March activities at Koreshan State Historic Site

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March 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Classic Car & Craft Show  – Come see the variety of pre-1980 vehicles on display in the Koreshan Settlement and shop the arts, crafts and food vendors.

artsMarch 13, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Estero Concert Series – Chamber music concert featuring Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano Op. 185, Robert Schumann’s Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, and Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 13 in A minor.   Tickets are available at $40 per person; this price includes entrance to the park.  Reservations may be made by calling (239) 596-8404.

March 19 & 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Antique Engine & Quilt Show  –  View antique engines, tractors and other farm equipment on display throughout the Historic Settlement.  The Quilt Show will be at the Planetary Court.

March – Every Day

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Guided tour of the historic Koreshan Unity Settlement. Walk the grounds of the utopian community that helped establish Estero. The walking tour is about an hour and a half long. Guided tours are $2 for adults, $1 for children under 6 years of agePark admission fee is $5 per carload or $4 for one person.

Estero River & Mound Key Guided Kayak Tours – Join our Florida Master Naturalist on a historic paddle to explore this unique ecosystem.  Reservations are required.  Call College of Life Foundation (239) 992-2184.

Every Saturday

11:30 a.m.  Meet at the Generator Building for a demonstration of early 1900’s engines.  Free with park admission fee.

Every Sunday

7- 8 a.m. Yoga at the state park. A gentle, all levels yoga class (slow vinyasa/ hatha) in the historic, utopian settlement of the Koreshans.  There is a $5 donation to take the yoga class. Free park admission.

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Farmers’ Market – Experience a unique Farmers’ Market in the historic settlement of the Koreshans.  Fresh and local goods including seafood, beef, flowers, honey, vanilla, key lime goodies, coffee & teas, hot crepes, artisan breads, produce, handmade crafts and more. Park admission is free for the Farmers’ Market, but a $1per car environmental impact fee applies.

bking-ksp11 a.m.  Baking Program – A “pinch” of history is offered at the Cast Iron Café where Koreshan bread recipes are prepared on an historic Dutch oven and wood-burning stove. Free with park admission fee.

Every Tuesday

1 – 2:30 p.m. Guided Botanical Garden Tour. Discover the unique native and exotic plants established by the early Koreshans. Guided tours are $2 for adults, $1 for children under 6 years of agePark admission fee is $5 per carload or $4 for one person.

Every Wednesday

gen-ksp11:30 a.m.  Meet at the Generator Building for a demonstration of early 1900’s engines.  Free with park admission fee.

Every Thursday

11 a.m. Saunter back in time and enjoy “Cracker Cowboy Cooking” at the Cast Iron Café where Koreshan recipes are prepared using the historic 1903 Dutch oven and wood-burning stove.  Free with park admission fee.

Every Friday                   

11:00 a.m.  Evelyn’s Kitchen  – Cook like the Koreshans using historic recipes on the Dutch oven and wood-burning oven

Park admission fee – $5 per carload or $4 for one person. Additional fees apply for guided tours.

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