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Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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Great History

Definitely worth the visit if your into history.. Beautiful surroundings very quite... Learned a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
leanugent48
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Savannah, Georgia
Florida's oldest remaining plantation.

A good place to learn about the history of cotton, slavery, and Florida. There is a gift shop and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy M
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Jacksonville, Florida
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“slave quarters” (72 reviews)
“the main house” (49 reviews)
“audio tour” (37 reviews)
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11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
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+1 904-251-3537
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth the visit if your into history.. Beautiful surroundings very quite... Learned a lot.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to learn about the history of cotton, slavery, and Florida. There is a gift shop and park rangers to maximize your experience.

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kingsley Plantation is a history lover's dream. Uncrowded and very quaint. You will see the plantation house, the carriage house, and the slave quarters of the people who cultivated cotton. The drive is a loop road of Fort George Island and very scenic with an...More

1  Thank Robert C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a cold blustery day, but worth the stop. Sight is different from more northern plantations. The back story is different and enlightening. Make sure to go to visitors center first then tour about.

Thank kdnm
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kingsley Plantation and Timucan Ecological and Historic Preserve is WAY back in through swamps at the end of a gravel/dirt road, right on the river. Except for the actual cotton fields, you can easily imagine what the area looked like when it was a working...More

1  Thank Seasoned L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kinsley Plantation is lovely. It provides us with a much needed history lesson. The main house was closed due to painting so we were a bit disappointed. The slave cabins were interesting to see. The walk around the grounds was beautiful, located right on...More

1  Thank Lil P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting historical site, one of few Florida plantations with preserved slave cabins. No charge to walk around and take a self tour. Evidently house is empty and only open on weekends. When we were there so were the painters. Kitchen house with tabby floors worth...More

Thank Melinda P
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Great history lesson. Highly recommend taking tour. Only available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am & 3pm but must call ahead for reservation. As a National Park, entrance is free.

Thank geb7230
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Stopped in on a PERFECT spring Sunday afternoon. Was talking daughter for a jeep ride up the coast. Wonderful weather for a drive and an adventure. We stopped in to tour the Plantation. I had been here several years ago. Loved sharing history with my...More

1  Thank DrChemSafety
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The history of this plantation is very unusual in that the owner married a young slave and she eventually ran the plantation. She was freed by Kingsley and had her own land and slaves. Due to political changes she eventually moved to Haiti. There are...More

1  Thank Eveline C
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Kayla B
10 December 2017|
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Response from cristalesavila | Reviewed this property |
The place is excellent for a wedding, but for being a Historical Site it's possible. Contact them.
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Clare L
11 March 2017|
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Response from Janet S | Reviewed this property |
But if you want to tour the house you need reservations ahead of time. Tours are only Saturday at 11:00am, maybe Sunday too.
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Rileymydog
18 February 2017|
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Response from Kim W | Reviewed this property |
Kingsley Plantation is approximately 29 minutes from the airport give or take a few. The main house is under renovation but they do give tours twice a day. You can still get the audio tours, free of charge, but it doesn't... More
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