Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
After a shoot in Flagler Beach, Florida, I stopped at the Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. I was able to capture the below 360-degree interactive panoramic virtual tour of the ruins area of the park before they closed at 5 pm.
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About The Ruins
The Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Parks sits on 150 acres and is a monument to the rise and fall of sugar plantations in the State of Florida.
The plantation was developed beginning in 1821 by Major Charles Wilhelm Bulow, who acquired 4,675 acres on a tidal creek (later Bulow Creek). He had 2,200 acres cleared by the labor of his enslaved workforce for the cultivation of commodity crops: indigo, cotton, rice, sugarcane. At his death in 1823, his seventeen-year-old son, John Joachim Bulow inherited the property and managed it. From Christmas 1831 into January 1832, Bulow hosted the artist and naturalist John James Audubon, who explored the area in his continuing study of American birds. About that time, Bulow had a sugar mill constructed on his property. The plantation was destroyed in the Seminole War of 1836. At the height of the sugar mill, it was considered the largest mill in Florida.
The property and ruins were acquired by the State of Florida in 1945 and dedicated as a State Historic Park in 1957. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 29 September 1970. Learn more on the Florida State Parks Website.