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Address: 3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222
Phone Number: +1 941-723-4536
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If you are in the area and have an hour to spare it is certainly worth a visit. The guide was extremely interesting and it was certainly worth the $6 for the tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Billed as the only surviving sugar plantation and mansion in South Florida, it is a fascinating step into the past - at least I found it so. While it is free to enter and wander around ( and there are picnic tables available) there are guided tours available from Thursday through Monday and it is DEFINITELY worth the $6 per... More 

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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area and have an hour to spare it is certainly worth a visit. The guide was extremely interesting and it was certainly worth the $6 for the tour.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The plantation is not a large property but is worth a visit for a couple of hours mainly for the docent tours of the old house. The building construction has an interesting history and the family background provides added depth. Check out tour times before visiting as they cannot be joined mid way through and last almost an hour.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed our tour of the Gamble Mansion. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the mansion and the history behind its building and the area.

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Ellenton, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The heart of the South plantation which had a rich history during the War Between the States. Don't miss the the ruins of the sugar mill a few blocks away.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I had a half day to be a tourist in Sarasota and this was my first stop. The tour with the ranger is well worth the $6 because you get a tour of the plantation house (only the tour gets inside), my mom and I had the ranger to ourselves for our tour and it lasted about 40 mintues. They've... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We visited the Gamble plantation after looking for things to do on Trip Advisor. We visited the day after a tropical storm and were the only people on the tour. The tour guide gave a very interesting tour with a lot of history. There are furnishing from the historic period, but none that were originally in the plantation. This was... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We were looking for something to do after going and having a big lunch at Yoder's. I have always seen the sign for the plantation on I-75 and thought we would check it out on the way back home. The Gamble Plantation is run by the Florida State Parks, which is great. To take a tour, it is only $6... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We visited Gamble Plantation Historic State Park a few years ago and were so impressed that we decided to make another visit during our recent month-long vacation in Sarasota. As a Civil War historian who has visited dozens of old southern plantations over the years, I am amazed when I stand in front of the Robert Gamble House and look... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We conduct two fundraiser car shows a year at the plantation. The rangers are great to work with and the historical feel with the Gamble Plantation on the grounds is delightful.

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