FAQs

Q: What was the name of Ed’s girlfriend?
A: Agnes Scuffs.

Q: Where did Ed get all the coral rock to build the Castle?
A: All the coral was harvested from Ed’s property in Florida City and Homestead.

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Q: How many total years did it take Ed to build Coral Castle?
A: 28 years. Ed was working on the Coral Castle up until the time of his death.

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Q: Where was Ed born?
A: Riga, Latvia

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Q: When was Ed born?
A: August 10th, 1887

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Q: When did Ed die?
A: December 7th, 1951

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Q: Where is Ed buried?
A: Miami Memorial Park Cemetery

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Q: How did Ed make a living to survive?
A: Ed gave tours of his creation for 10 cents in Florida City and gave tours for 25 cents in Homestead.

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Q: Did Ed ever get married?
A: Ed never married and died a single man. Although Agnes Scuffs was invited several times to visit the Coral Castle, she never saw Ed’s great achievement dedicated to her.

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Q: Can I rent the Coral Castle for Weddings, Receptions, Birthdays, etc?
A: Yes, please call for availability and details.

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Q: When was the Coral Castle added to the National Register of Historic Places?
A: Coral Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It is listed under its original name of Rock Gate Park.

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Q: Is it true that Billy Idol wrote a song about the Coral Castle?
A: Yes, two-time Grammy nominated rock artist Billy Idol wrote and recorded his song “Sweet Sixteen” as a tribute to Ed and the Coral Castle. The video was also shot on location at the Castle.

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