relaxing and peaceful way to spend an afternoon. Nice view of the salt marshes with educational plaques through out the displays.
The road back is long and bumpy, would not recommend if your in a rush or fear potholes in your little car. Otherwise the self guided tour wasn't bad, there are posts with pictures/reading that explain some of the history of the place. Was a very beautiful, very peaceful area, but I would suggest a guided tour for the full... More
It was a bit of a drive down a bumpy dirt road but worth the visit. It is an easy self guided tour, but I would suggest a tour guide for more in depth history and a time to ask questions. Also you can take in the harbor/marine views and see the Kingsley Golf Club while there.in the area.
I've been here many times and always enjoy the trip. You can reserve a guided tour with a ranger. The scenery is beautiful! It is a long ride down a rough road, but it is worth it.
We were out and about (3 adults and 2 youngsters) and were trying to think of something to do on the cheap, so we took the Ferry across the river and went to see the Plantation. On the day we went it was very hot but also cloudy, if you don't know Fla. weather this means "Outdoor Sauna" so the... More
Made reservations for the 11 a.m. tour on Sunday 8/18/2013 (Moira was our guide) it was the best tour ever!!! she loves her job and really was very informative with all the history and tragedy of the plantation. With the guided tour that is FREE you also get to tour the inside of the main house. It was a very... More
We visited the plantation on a beautiful Sunday morning. We didn't realize how much there was to see when started our tour of Fort George Island. The plantation still holds the memories of the horrific concept of human slavery. A very beautiful physical landscape but marred by the remains of the slave houses. There was plenty of historical information on... More
The history of the plantation is compelling. An Englishman, Zephaniah Kingsley, purchased the plantation in 1814 during the Spanish period. His wife was a slave that he purchased in an auction in Cuba, who then set her free and then married her. The family only lived in the plantation for 23-years before immigrating to Haiti when Florida became a US... More
This plantation is very interesting, and I felt moved when reflecting on how difficult life must have been back then. We toured remains of the slave cabins and the Tabby ruins were something I had not seen before. It was very hot out, giving us a small indication of life in the day (though we could escape to A/C in... More
Visited on a Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day, and the setting itself is beautiful - old plantation house overlooking the marsh and river, many people were boating and jet-skiing on the river, and a dolphin was surfacing repeatedly in the river nearby. Access to the plantation owner's house was very limited. We did not get to go inside... More
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