New Smyrna Sugar Mills Ruins at New Smyrna Beach
We were recently on our way to Daytona Beach and decided to stop by the New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Located just an hour northeast of Orlanda, what an unusual place to see. The New Smyrna Sugar Mill, once part of the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation, was built in the early 19th century. In 1830 the sugar mill was built and was a fully functioning mill. In 1835, during a war with the United States the Seminole Indians destroyed the mill setting it afire. New Smyrna Sugar Mills Ruins sits on 17 acres, and while that is a large site you won’t need much more than half an hour to see it.
I was able to take some neat pictures of the ruins.
Such history! If you’d like to visit New Smyrna Sugar Mills Ruins, it is located at 600 Mission Drive, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It is open daily Sunrise to Sunset and the best part, admission is FREE.
Stay tuned for more updates from the coast. ~ Gretta