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The colonial charm of Old Florida

If you find yourself particularly enchanted by the Old Florida architecture of our hotel, consider a walk through the lush Floridian flora at the Sugar Mill Ruins, just a short stroll away. When New Smyrna was colonized by the Spanish in the 18th century, sugarcane, hemp, and indigo dominated trade in the area. In 1830 a sugar and saw mill were constructed on the grounds of Cruger-dePeyster Plantation. Just five years later, Native Americans destroyed these mills and several other buildings on the 17-acre site. The grounds incurred many other changes in the coming years as soldiers were stationed there to keep watch over the Seminoles. Since 1970 the Sugar Mill Ruins have occupied a place on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. During your visit, you can enjoy several nature trails across the property, and be sure to bring a lunch to picnic under the shade of the Spanish Moss.

Address: 600 Old Mission Rd, New Smyrna Beach

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