In this article, I want to share with you tips for where to stay and what to do in Cassadaga, Florida. Settled in an unsuspecting corner of Florida on the southern coast, this humble town has come to be known by many as the ‘psychic capital of the world’.
Why visit Cassadaga?
It’s a long way to go to get your fortune told that’s for sure, but for thousands of visitors every year, the trip and travel are worth the expense.
It’s a pilgrimage. It’s a novelty. And while not a personal experience, the volume of tourists and interest in this little community merits mentioning.
So whether you are interested in spiritualism or just curious to see this unique community, a short trip to Cassadaga might make for a great travel story!
In its early days, the town attracted the affluent and well-educated, coming from all over the country looking for answers and healing.
The novelty has long worn off though and Cassadaga is now just a small town with a peculiar mix of tarot card readers, numerologists, and psychic healers, living alongside spiritual traditionalists who view their practice more as a religion than anything else.
But, a unique place to visit it definitely is. And, the town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Things to Do in Cassadaga
1. The Lyonia Preserve
Sure, if you’re on your way to Cassadaga, the likelihood is you’re off to visit the psychics – and there’s plenty of them! But that doesn’t mean you can’t take in some of the nearby sights, too.
The Lyonia Preserve is a joint governmental effort, established and maintained by the State of Florida and its nearby Volusia County School Board.
Consisting of over 360 acres of scrub habitat, the aim of the area is to provide an educational and natural space for the community for years to come.
Hike the trails, watch the birds, hunt for turtles.
The Lyonia Preserve makes for a great day out, no matter whether you are traveling with friends, with the kids, or are on a solo trip.
2. The Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp
The Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp is what people come to this part of Florida for.
The Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association, or more commonly, “the Camp,” is a Spiritualist Organization.
With a veteran of mediums, healers, and teachers on hand, this community of spiritualists plays host to any and all with an interest.
There are weekly church services, message services, classes, and instructional workshops.
There are seminars, tours, and bookable 1-1 sessions. It’s worth looking online, checking practitioners and planning ahead for the latter if you have a specific kind of reading in mind.
Considering that certain types of mediums, including those who do traditional tarot readings or a star chart reading, can be found very easily online and over the phone, we suggest that you focus on the more unusual practices.