Entrance to the Coral Castle. The tall rectangular piece of coral is from Florida City, and the coral creating the archway at the entrance is from Homestead. The 3 Ton Gate, which spins with the push of a finger, is to the right. The dolman or "menhir" stone is in the distance to the right as well.
Below is the entrance to the tool room, and to the right are the 16 steps leading to Ed's room above. When you walk in Ed's room, on the left, are the "secret to the universe" numbers carved into the coral.
The nine-ton gate. Perhaps the most memorable of all of the elements of the Coral Castle since, in earlier days, it was reported that a three-year old child was able to rotate the gate with no difficulty. The secret of its functioning was only revealed ye
Front Entrance to the Coral Castle. The coral that you see was quarried here in Homestead. Ed's Tower is to the right, his 243 ton living quarters complete with a tool room below. There are 16 steps going up to Ed's room, a number that is represented in other locations at the Coral Castle.