The Clewiston Inn was built by the U.S. Sugar Corporation (then called Southern Sugar) to host company executives and visiting dignitaries. The original inn was built in 1926, and after a fire destroyed it, the classical revival style structure was rebuilt in 1938.
The Clewiston Inn is located in downtown Clewiston, Florida. Billed as “America’s Sweetest Town,” Clewiston is in the heart of sugar cane country and is rich with history.
Today, the Clewiston Inn, registered as a National Historic Site, preserves its history and offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time with genuine Old Florida hospitality. For decades, the Clewiston Inn has been a popular vacation destination and a fashionable center for social activities.
The Inn’s Everglades Lounge is famous for its impressive 360-degree mural featuring the flora and fauna of the Florida Everglades. It was painted by the world-renowned artist J. Clinton Shepherd in the early 1940s. Shepherd, who spent many months at the Inn, majestically transferred to oil and canvas the beauty of the ‘glades.