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Kingsley Plantation

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Address: 11676 Palmetto Ave., Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226
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+1 904-251-3537
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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A fascinating look at slave plantation life

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Jacksonville for bowl game and we're looking for something to do. We had a nice drive to plantation with a little off roading. Learned a lot about slave life and life in the south with slavery. Plantation is well maintained with many signs. Enjoyed reading about family connections at the gift shop. Well worth the time to... More 

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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was am unexpected treasure. I had know knowledge of this plantation prior to going. We had a wonderful guide given to us by the bus company. I don't know if I could ever find it again but it would be worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a neat spot to visit. I loved seeing the tabby cabins and old house plus learning a bit about indigo and seeing the garden. The views are beautiful and it's free. I think it could be a little more cohesive in terms of info and a guide to go around if you tour it yourself. There is an... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can feel the sprit here, the work the slaves did and how they lived. The history and the stories of their lives. Take your family's to learn what they went through.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This park is off the beaten path. The road leading to the park is less than a half mile from the St. Johns River Ferry. The St. George Island area is lovely. A beautiful, old Episcopal church is on the island as is The Ribault Club. The Kingsley Plantation is an old homesite on the river. A nice nature trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I went in the nineties and it was a state park. Now its a national park and the added $$$ has really done wonders. Very informative museum. lots of nature. Amazing location. The exhibits are something all americans should see, such brutal cruel history carried out by all.

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