About FCH

ChinsegutNoWidowsWalkThe Friends of Chinsegut Hill, Inc. (FCH) is a 501C(3) nonprofit organization created in 2008 to support research and educate others on the historical, culture and environmental importance of Chinsegut Hill and to protect and preserve the Manor House, grounds and resources, which is listed on the National Historic Register. It recently entered into a management agreement with Hernando County, Florida to restore and operate the historic Chinsegut Hill Manor House and grounds located in Brooksville, Florida.

The property was first settled in 1845 and includes a 2-story manor house, cabins, kitchen, classroom and extensive grounds with a rich history directly related to many current families in the area. The lease for the property to the University of South Florida which used it as a conference center, recently expired. The county agreed to rescue the property, insuring that Chinsegut Hill Manor and grounds will once again become part of Hernando County’s historic legacy and open to the public.

The state of Florida, through the Florida Division of Historical Resources, recently provided a grant of $1.5 million to restore the manor house. This restoration will help maintain this historic site as a part of Hernando County’s legacy, a place where many old timers were married and where their children will learn about the history of this interesting place that includes conservation of natural area and historical interpretation.