Cruger-dePeyster Plantation Sugar Mill Ruins
Take a 360-degree panoramic virtual tour of the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation Sugar Mill Ruins in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Make sure to click through all twenty two 360-degree images in the self guided virtual tour below to explore around the sugar mill ruins.
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About the Sugar Mill Ruins
Built in 1830 for William DePeyster and Henry Cruger, two merchants from New York, the steam powered sugarcane mill was constructed out of coquina rock that had been quarried from nearby. The mill included a crushing house, with a chimney, large arched doors and windows with a steam-powered grinding machine. The grinding machine was used to extract the juices from the fresh sugarcane from the plantation. The whole process was ran by using slave labor and draft animals by the plantation manager, John Dwight Sheldon. The plantation spread across roughly six hundred acres in New Smyrna.
On December 25th, 1835, the plantation and mills along with other near by plantations, were attacked and destroyed by the Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War. Only the coquina walls were left standing and the machinery which was mostly undamaged. Years later, the machinery from the sugar mill was removed and installed at the Dunlawton Sugar Mill.
The property is now managed and maintained by the Volusia County and is free to visitors.
You can learn more about the sugar mill ruins on the Volusia County, Florida website. View more abandoned Sugar Mill Ruins in Florida or other ruins in Florida such as the Bumby Hunting Camp Ruins in Central Florida.
Here is an 8K 360VR video captured at the Cruger-dePeyster Plantation Sugar Mill
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