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 30-minute audio tour, offered in English, Spanish, French or German.
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
Coral Castle is open 8AM-6PM on Sundays through Thursdays and 8AM-9PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
Admission to the Coral Castle is $9.75 for adults (ages 13-61), $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