Explore the Ruins
Of course, one of the best reasons to visit Captain Horr’s Pineapple Plantation is to see the ruins. His home is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. There is also an ancient Native American burial site on the island. The island is believed to have been inhabited around 4000 BC, so the area is unlike any other.
Learn the Area’s Unique History
By visiting the area you can learn all about its history. Captain Horr’s home was built in 1877. His family lived there until 1920. His pineapple plantation is a perfect example of Florida life during the time; it centered around the pineapple-growing industry. He used his produce to supply his grocery store in Key West. His prosperous ventures helped shape the island.
See Gopher Tortoises
Visitors can also spot a gopher tortoise, a gentile reptile native to the area. They use deep sandy soil to create burrows to inhabit. Both the tortoises and their burrows are considered threatened in Florida, and are protected under Florida law.
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