Coral Castle is an engineering marvel consisting of over 1,100 tons of carved coral rock located in Homestead, Florida. If you're travelling from Miami down to the Keys, it's well worth the stop. Coral Castle, also known as Rock Gate, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Exhibits and Activities
Ed Leedskalnin built Coral Castle with his own two hands over an almost 30-year period in the 1950s. He refused to allow anyone to watch him work, leading to speculation that the castle was constructed through the use of paranormal powers.
Visiting the castle is a marvelous experience. You truly cannot grasp the wonder of Ed's engineering accomplishment until you view the massive chunks of coral rock with your own eyes. Visitors may take a 45-minute guided tour available in English only. Paper guides are available in Russian, Japanese, German, French, and Spanish.
Coral Castle Location
Coral Castle is located at 28655 South Dixie Highway in Homestead. It's at the intersection of SW 157th Avenue and US 1. Detailed driving directions are available on the Coral Castle website.
Hours of Operation
Admission to the Coral Castle is $15 for adults, $5 for children (ages 7-12) and free for children 6 and under. As of January 1, 2011, Coral Castle is eliminating their senior discount program. Admission is free for holders of the Go Miami Card.