The Friends of Chinsegut Hill was established in 2008 to raise public awareness about the need to nurture and share the historical, cultural and environmental importance of Chinsegut Hill. Preserving the Manor House, grounds and resources of Chinsegut Hill are paramount in that mission.
The Friends of Chinsegut Hill is a 501C(3) nonprofit organization that subleases the property from the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners. In 2013, the Friends of Chinsegut Hill received a $1.5 million grant to restore the two-story, 4,700-square-foot Manor House. The grant was provided by the Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources. Restoration of the house has been completed and it has reopened to its previous splendor as a historical icon on Florida’s Nature Coast.
The Friends of Chinsegut Hill has worked closely with the Hernando County Tourism Development Office to market the 115-acre property, which includes ancillary accommodations for lodging and dining, as Chinsegut Hill Retreat. The grounds and other facilities are open year-round for corporate, artistic, educational retreats, religious and spiritual retreats, and for fraternal and social events such as reunions and weddings.
The Friends of Chinsegut Hill is dedicated to furthering the heritage of this structural legacy of the Chinsegut Hill Manor House, first settled in the Old Florida wilderness of the 1840s, and ensuring it will remain a viable historical landmark in Brooksville and Hernando County for the next 165 years.
Mission Statement: To preserve and sustain a historical, cultural, environmental and educational center pertaining to the homesite and property of Chinsegut Hill.
Board of Directors