The Abandoned Stilt House Community In Florida Is One Of The Eeriest Places In America
Off the coast of Biscayne Bay in Miami-Dade County is an eerie abandoned place with a most unique history. Stiltsville, located just one mile south of Cape Florida, is a community of wooden structures that sit abandoned ten feet above the water. These houses have a fascinating vantage point, seemingly floating above Biscayne Bay’s shallow water. But what’s more fascinating is the history of these unique stilt houses in Florida and where they sit today.
Have you heard of these stilt houses in Florida? What do you think about Stiltsville? Have you ever visited in person? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section! Or if you’re looking for more information about these houses check out the official National Parks Service website.
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What are some unique abandoned places in Florida?
While not all of Florida's coolest abandoned places are open to visitors, even catching a peek of some of the state's eeriest places has its rewards. Perhaps even more fascinating are the stories behind these modern ruins! Here are a few abandoned places in Florida that are worth looking into:
- Cape Romano Domes
- Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida Keys
- Overseas Railroad/Old Overseas Highway, Florida Keys
- Miami Marine Stadium
- Stiltsville, Key Biscayne
Are there any ghost towns in Florida?
While many people think of ghost towns and picture the mining boom towns found in the West, Florida is home to a surprising number of ghost towns, including cities that appear to have "mysteriously vanished." From an underwater ghost town in Lake Okeechobee to abandoned military posts, here are just a few ghost towns in Florida that are worth a visit:
- Bean City
- Eldora (Florida's lost city)
- Fort Dade (one of the most historic ghost towns in Florida)
- Hall City
- Kerr City (notably one of the most haunted ghost towns in Florida)
- Pine Level
- White City
Does Florida have any uninhabited islands?
Florida's sun-kissed beaches and vibrant islands get a great deal of attention - and rightfully so! But the Keys are also home to a number of islands that are either private, abandoned, or uninhabited. And dare we say haunted? Wisteria Island (Christmas Tree Island) is one such hidden gem. Indian Key could also be considered an uninhabited island in Florida, although visitors to Indian Key Historic State Park are welcome. In 1840, Indian Key island was the location of the southernmost battle of the Seminole War, after which the U.S. Navy took possession of the island.