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Kingsley Plantation

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Address: 11676 Palmetto Ave., Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: +1 904-251-3537
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Great place if you love history

Charming, small historic area that is fun to head to for a picnic with the family. It can get cold if the wind blows off the river right.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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St. Johns, Florida
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St. Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Charming, small historic area that is fun to head to for a picnic with the family. It can get cold if the wind blows off the river right.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative and interesting. Take your bug spray! It is a lovely setting though portraying a sad history. Easy to walk around this relatively small area.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd have normally have given this very good as a rating, but it's free, completely free, so for that I think it's excellent. Yes it's a mile and a half down a dirt road, but it's worth it. A large area easy to walk around. Go first to the tourist info office which is towards the water and too the... More 

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small house, not like the grand mansions that you have seen on tv, but it was very interesting. It is a long trip on a dirt road to the Plantation but worth the drive. We arrived at 4:30 pm and found out it closes at 5 pm so plan accordingly. Did not get into the gift shop,... More 

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Bryceville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There have been additions and subtractions to this area ....we lived in the area as I was growing up and things have changed and the real story is not told about the Kingsley plantation and why we do not share the real story of our history in parks across the nation is a tragedy and a misjustice... as is here.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of this plantation is intriguing, the owner having married one of his African slaves and having bequeathed his properties to her before Florida had laws against interracial marriage. She ran the two plantations and owned slaves herself. One of the scores of slave cabins has been partially restored, and a few of the buildings -- although not the... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very peaceful and pleasant landscape on the river with many old cedars and live oaks. Educational signage was helpful.

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Ada, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea about the history of this area. The exhibit is limited, but very interesting story of the Kinsley family and the origin of the site. Beautiful view out over the water and the ground are clean and well kept.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful plantation on the water. Great area for photos. Like stepping back in time. Near the ferry, after visit you can take ferry over to small fishing village of Mayport for fresh seafood lunch.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not the ususal plantations that you expect in the south. house was on a river so it is beautiful (but the mosquitoes were really bad!) take the audio tour and walk around. get a really good feel of life there and the social issues of the time. not very crowded which i liked. leisurely visit.... free price was nice. ride... More 

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