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Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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only thing open was the barn

The only thing open on the plantation was the barn but that was our fault. If we had read the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
Hidden Attraction

You will never find this place unless you know what you are looking for. It is down a long & bumpy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BBnCLT
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“slave quarters” (72 reviews)
“the main house” (51 reviews)
“audio tour” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
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"slave quarters"
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"the main house"
in 51 reviews
"audio tour"
in 37 reviews
"dirt road"
in 28 reviews
"slave owner"
in 8 reviews
"big house"
in 7 reviews
"sugar cane"
in 7 reviews
"oyster shells"
in 6 reviews
"american history"
in 14 reviews
"park ranger"
in 16 reviews
"sea island"
in 9 reviews
"semi circle"
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"ribault club"
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"park service"
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"step back in time"
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"great history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The only thing open on the plantation was the barn but that was our fault. If we had read the website we would have known the grounds are open 7 days a week but the house is only open on weekends to help preserve them....More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You will never find this place unless you know what you are looking for. It is down a long & bumpy road, keep going but go very slow cuz of the pot holes. It is a dirt road after all. Once you arrive though, it...More

Thank BBnCLT
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While we were driving to the Plantation i was visioning alligators appearing on the road coming from the dense vegetation surrounding it. Amazing. The plantation itself was not what i expected. Coming from a country that was enslaved we do understand of slavery a bit,...More

Thank Anjarakas
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The drive to the plantation is absolutely stunning,feels as though you are in the jungle. It is a dirt road, so a bit narrow in some areas and pretty bumpy. The only reason for an average rating was due to the lack of tours offered....More

Thank Mama_B1A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want to see a very interesting property, and learn what I believe is a very accurate depiction of what went on, this is a good spot to visit.

Thank NorthernCanadian1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an African-American, I found this to be the most interesting and historical place I have ever been to in my life. It was a bit of a drive off off-the-beaten-track to get to but once they're you felt like you were back in time....More

1  Thank Seamere
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of history lessons, great audio tour! Walking around the grounds, located right on the water- full of energy. Would definitely try a reserved tour by one of the guides next time.

Thank JenniferLeeGro78
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Plantation was well presented. The house is not open to the public. There were information boards all along. You can see where the slaves lived. The cotton fields are now jungle. Very interesting and beautiful place. Free

Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Very nice once we got there. The GPS Took us to the wrong place , apparently Jacksonville has two streets with the same name. Make sure you locate it by name. The plantation was down a long one lane dirt road. It was very pretty,...More

1  Thank Bill D
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We come from Liverpool - a U.K. city that, during the 18th century was Britain's main slaving port and formed one corner of the “slave triangle”. It also home to the International Slavery Museum. I wanted to visit Kingsley to see the “other side” of...More

3  Thank Jod65
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OffbeatTravel
May 1, 2018|
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Response from JMCSTL | Reviewed this property |
Very true. Similar historical attractions charge significant entry fees, and I would've gladly paid for our Kingsley visit considering the beauty of the grounds & the thoughtfully presented historical info.
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Kayla B
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Audrey K | Reviewed this property |
There is the Ribault Club which is available for weddings- it's a beautiful old home which is perfect for an event ! Not sure of cost TheRibaultClub is the site
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Clare L
March 11, 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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