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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Impressive plantation with a unique history to tell

Did not know what to expect from this visit. Recommended by a friend who visited. Found the unusual crescent moon shaped slave quarters interesting. The plantation house was well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Todd G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not know what to expect from this visit. Recommended by a friend who visited. Found the unusual crescent moon shaped slave quarters interesting. The plantation house was well preserved and the out buildings were undergoing restoration/preservation operations. No official tour guide but lots of helpful signage and explanations of the site available. Well worth the hour I took to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While taken in the scenery, we enjoyed the nature that surrounded us while learning the history of the plantation. The bike and walking trails are excellent. Trails that lead to the waters edge for a little shore fishing. The main house would and is a beautiful place to have a wedding!! Great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Shannon S
Bartow, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 9 and 10 year old daughters for the afternoon. It's definitely in the middle of nowhere, but worth the trip! The location was beautiful, and it was very educational for all of us. We wandered the grounds for a while and then took the 3:00 tour. The fact that there are no fees for admission or the... More 

Thank Christine G
Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had our dogs with us so we weren't able to take a tour of the inside of the house but we walked all around the property. It was beautiful! It's a long drive back a rough gravel road but the trees and Spanish moss make it worth the drive. If you're staying in the Jacksonville area, I definitely recommend... More 

Thank neihk32
Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

A sad yet hauntingly beautiful place. So much history which I thought was really interesting and well told. I got chills at the slave cabins. Because of that I did some googling and found this book and figured I'd share it in case anyone else was interested in it. It's an ebook and fiction but it's definitely worth a read... More 

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Franklin, Georgia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

It is a great plantation to visit, very nice place and grounds. You can even take a nice picnic lunch, Nice bathrooms in the back. It is free and it is worth the drive on the unpaved sand road.

Thank Karen G
fort dodge
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Interesting view into history. Self guided and enough items to see with beautiful views. Got some nice pictures of the area. One note: road can be narrow, be careful of trucks and busses. Two roads up there, take the paved one on the right.

Thank john l
Dublin, Ohio
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to the Kingsley Plantation. They have an audio-guided tour that allows you to tour the grounds and the outside of the plantation in about an hour to an hour and one-half. The audio guide is quite informative, and we found this plantation and plantation owner to be very different from plantations we have visited in... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

I really enjoyed this place to able to see the remains of history that played a very important of american. It was very humbling and amazing at the same time. I was able to try to understand what went on the plantation. I took back with me some of soil from the ground and rocks. This a place everyone should... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

It is an interesting place, beautiful old Florida setting with a lot of history. Extremely interesting ranger tour - visit the website to reserve. Limited number of people on each tour, but admission and tours are free. Definitely worth planning ahead. Lovely drive out and incredibly moving spot to view from the sides of the land owner- slave perspectives. Worth... More 

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