Monday, February 9, 2009

Turnbull Palace Foundation

Here's a quick, fun stop in downtown New Smyrna Beaach. Located near the river are the foundation remains of the Turnbull Palace. The giant cocquinqa structure was begun in 1770 but was never finished as the New Smyrna colony disintigrated in 1777. The foundation was used for several structures several of which were destroyed by indians and now is a tourist spot. Located in downtown New Smyrna Beach, FL the grounds are free and can take anywhere from maybe 5 minutes to half an hour. Take U.S. 1 south to Canal Street and turn left. Take Canal to Riverside and turn left and you will drive by the park. Not worth a special trip but well worth seeing if you are in the area.

In case you are wondering the cute one in the photo at the top is my dog Finley. He's not even a year yet and weighs 73 pounds.