The sugar mill owned by David Levy Yulee was in operation from 1855 until 1864 as part of his 5,100 acre sugar plantation. In 1864, Yulee's house was burned by Union forces, and procudtion at the mill ceased as well, which had been an important source of sugar-related supplies for the Confederacy.
The well preserved remains of the sugar mill are preserved today in the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins State Historic Site. A project was conducted in 2006 by the Florida Park Serivce in cooperation with the National Park service to stabilize the masonry ruins.
The park is open daily 8:00 AM to sundown. Admission is free.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network is dedicated to the protection of cultural resources, both on land and underwater, and to involving the public in the study of their past.
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