Coral Castle


Coral Castle


If you had visited Coral Castle in South Florida in the 1940s, you would have been greeted enthusiastically by a man weighing a mere 100 pounds and standing just over 5 feet tall. Ed Leedskalnin would have asked you for 10 cents admission and introduced you to his fantasy world – a garden sculpted of stone. Since no one ever saw Ed create his beloved Coral Castle in Homestead, some believed he had supernatural powers. Ed would only say that he knew the secrets used to build the ancient pyramids. Today, you can tour the Coral Castle using our audio stands, with narration available in English, Spanish, French or German. We also have knowledgeable guides available to conduct tours. Features of the Coral Castle Museum include a 9-ton gate that moves with a touch of the finger, a Polaris telescope and functioning rocking chairs – all made entirely of stone. What inspired this man to spend 28 years carving a Coral Castle from the ground up, using nothing but homemade tools? An homage to unrequited love? Perhaps to illustrate ancient sciences that defy gravity? Or maybe just sheer, raw human determination? Or all of the above? The mystery may never be solved.

Quick facts

28655 S. Dixie Hwy


Thursday through Sunday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; last tour starts at 5 p.m.