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Coral Castle
Homestead Florida Historic Site


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NameCoral Castle
Address28655 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33033 (Homestead)
Brief DescriptionCoral Castle, made of 1,100 tons of coral for his sweet 16
TypeAttraction
CategoryHistoric Site
DescriptionIf you had visited Coral Castle in the 1940s you would have been greeted enthusiastically by a man weighing a mere 100 pounds and standing just over 5 feet tall. Ed would have asked you for ten cents admission and introduced you to his fantasy world. As you moved around his sculpture garden in stone, with the significance of each piece explained, you would have been witness to the great pride Ed Leedskalnin took in his work. Since it is documented that no one ever witnessed Ed’s labor in building his beloved Coral Castle, some have said he had supernatural powers. Ed would only say that he knew the secrets used to build the ancient pyramids and if he could learn them, you could learn them too. Often referred to as America's Stonehenge, Coral Castle has baffled scientists, engineers, and scholars since its opening in 1923.

Today, you can tour the Coral Castle and enjoy exciting continuous tours with our knowledgeable guides. Available are translations in Russian, French, German, Spanish, Japanese with more to come. Features of the Coral Castle Museum include a 9-ton gate that moved with just a touch of the finger, a Polaris telescope and functioning rocking chairs – all made entirely of coral stone. See our guides align a 3-ton gate with just a push, in different directions. Ask about "True North". Why was that so important to Ed?

We invite you to witness for yourself what millions saw on national TV. The History Channel's "Ancient Aliens" “Sabado Gigante's Don Francisco "Samos Dos Para Ganar" "Good Morning America", “That’s Incredible,” “In Search Of…”, “You Asked For It!” and “Ripley’s Believe It or Not”. Even rock star Billy Idol wrote his hit song, “Sweet Sixteen” about Ed’s lost love. We wonder what was the inspiration that could have caused a man to spend 28 years carving a Coral Castle from the ground up using nothing but home made tools from a junkyard. An homage to unrequited love? Perhaps to illustrate ancient sciences that defies gravity? Or maybe just sheer, raw human determination? The Coral Castle is an everlasting mystery to those who explore it.


Phone 1(305) 248-6345
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time AllowanceYour pleasure
Websitewww.CoralCastle.com
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Last Updated12/9/2014
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