Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

Tom M. and I went over to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park in Flagler Beach, Florida.  The buildings there were built out of the local coquina rock starting in 1821.  It was thriving in 1831 when John James Audubon visited.   It’s been abandoned since the Second Seminole War and was burned by Seminole Indians in 1836.  The walls and chimneys of the sugar mill on the site remain standing today and are listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Bulow Plantation Ruins
Bulow Plantation Ruins

The park has a hiking trail, a boat ramp, screened picnic pavilion, and a park interpretive center with original artifacts and exhibits.  The boat ramp is on Bulow Creek, which is a designated Florida State Canoe Trail.  It’s open 9 – 5, Thursday through Monday, and there’s a $4 / car entry fee.

Bulow Plantation Ruins
Bulow Plantation Ruins (665nm Infrared, toned B&W)

We didn’t expect such bad weather – it was quite different on the coast.  The rain and clouds made the light rather poor.  I think we’ll need to go back for better photos.

The dirt road leading out of Bulow Creek Plantation.
The view down the dirt road leading out of Bulow Creek Plantation (665nm false color Infrared)

This is a fascinating place where you can look back into Florida history.  It’s well worth a visit.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!

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6 thoughts on “Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

  1. Love the infrared treatments – very atmospheric – and it’s good to read about such a fascinating place.

    1. Thanks, Rhona. IR renders things like that really well, although some sunlight would help! I plan to go back when the light is better. –Ed

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