Completed in 1860, Great Oaks is believed to be the last true antebellum home built in the South. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the beautiful old mansion was restored in the 1960s by the Claude Reese family. First owned by Elijah Bryan, it was completed in the last days before Florida seceded from the Union and takes its name from the beautiful live oak trees on the grounds. The home is not open to the public, but can be viewed from State Highway 71 where a historical marker details its story.