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Kingsley Plantation

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Address: 11676 Palmetto Ave., Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226
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Historical and intimate

Well curated plantation home with small but informative selection of historical info. Gorgeous location.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
dmamckay
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well curated plantation home with small but informative selection of historical info. Gorgeous location.

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Berwick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit for both the historic significance and the scenery. It gives you a realistic feel of plantation life centuries ago. I had visions of Tara (Gone With the Wind) and was quickly brought to reality. The plantation home is beautiful and has amazing views, but much smaller than my imagination. And the slave quarters... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice historical plantation. It's a looong drive into the jungle to get to it, but it's a nice collection of buildings and a main house too. Lots to see and explore and call ahead for a tour on a weekend.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on this by driving back roads - it was a wonderful place to visit. We were amazed by the slave quarters still standing. The gentleman I talked to in the gift store gave me a lot of information about the plantation - very knowledgeable.

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Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday for 11:00 for the ranger tour. It was about 45 minutes long and full of very insightful and interesting information. I believe they give two tours on Saturdays and Sunday's and it was so well worth it. There was no charge for the tour. They do take you in the inside of the main house... More 

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Riverton, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stop if you like history. Main house closed, so it took more imagination to get the whole picture. Focuses on the slaves life and shown mostly from their point of view. It was worth the time, but not a must see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main house was closed for renovation when we were there so that was a huge letdown. The slave homes made of tabby are worth the visit though. This place really takes you back in time. Cannot imagine the life these people had.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Located on Fort George Island in northern Jacksonville, Kingsley Plantation is a historic cotton plantation where the home of slave-owner Zephaniah Kingsley and the ruins of 25 tabby slave cabins dating from the first half of the nineteenth-century still stand. The plantation grounds are located along the scenic Ft. George River and surrounded by the vast preserved lands of the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

GET THE HEADPHONES from the ranger station. The prerecorded lecture takes you through one after another building. Allow plenty of time to take the tour. It was nicely done. One of the better "History" museums in the Jacksonville area. The area is open and child friendly.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Glad we had aGPS system. Plantation is on an island but it don't seem like it. This family had slaves, the owner even married a slave. The house is lovely but closed to the public because it is fragile. Two rooms in the cook house are open. A State Park, well kept with live peacocks. One can study and see... More 

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