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Kingsley Plantation

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Address: 11676 Palmetto Ave., Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: 904-251-3537
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View of the Past

Kingsley Plantation is run by the National Park Service to protect the oldest remaining plantation house in Florida. The Kingsley family's story is unexpected and its twists and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We toured the house on July 26, 2015 and I was very disappointed with the watered down tour offered by the Nate with the NPS. I had done my own research prior to going and was very disappointed. The tour focused on all of the prior owners of the main house with very little time spent on the Kingsley's. Isn't... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Plantation is a fee-free National Park, dedicated to preserving American heritage of the Florida flat-lands and littoral regions. Several exhibits are present and maintained as well as a Ranger Station/gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited area while with family. Very educational and beautiful scenery. enjoyed sites and ride to area.

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Homestead, FL
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful setting and we were lucky enough to get in on a narrated tour by the park ranger. Can't wait to come back with reenactments!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Kingsley Plantation is run by the National Park Service to protect the oldest remaining plantation house in Florida. The Kingsley family's story is unexpected and its twists and turns keep you interested during the self-guided tour. The grounds and natural setting are beautiful. The park staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Admission is free. Our visit was marred by the presence... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very interesting and full of history. It is not overwhelming to the point of being boring! It is a nice walk that brings you some knowledge from the past! It worth to check it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The drive to the plantation is on a dirt road. When we finally came upon the plantation it was very large and imposing. The main house wasn't available for viewing due to renovation, but we were able to tour the kitchen and the grounds. However, you can tour the main house on the weekend if you make a reservation. The... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The road is long and rough to get to this Planation but well worth it. Beautiful area on the waterway. Peaceful and loaded with history. Great place for family or couples.

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floridagirltravels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's a little off the beaten path but well worth a visit if you have some time to kill. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there but it is interesting & I was glad I went.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great area to see Florida history. Grounds are well marked. Area is a nice walking area as well. Along the river as well. Worth the trip.

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Additional Information about Kingsley Plantation

Address: 11676 Palmetto Ave., Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: 904-251-3537
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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