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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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Before you begin, walk to the back of the grounds and get an audio headset. That would have been helpful to know before we started walking around. Grounds are very well maintained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Tolland, CT
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86 reviews 86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old plantation with most of the slave quarters still standing. You cant go in the house, but their is a nice walk through the woods leading to the boat pier. Great free stop!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

An educational must. Step back in time and learn a bit. Great for families. Right along the water so the views are amazing.

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Burlington, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After driving down a long, narrow dirt road through the woods, we came to a beautiful clearing with large live oaks; the site of the plantation. We enjoyed visiting here very much and found the history intriguing and sad. It was nice to see that the original slave cabins are still standing and the plantation buildings are intact. Would recommend... More 

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very tranquil setting, try to imagine what it was like in the 1800's under such conditions. Grounds are well maintained and preserved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Before you begin, walk to the back of the grounds and get an audio headset. That would have been helpful to know before we started walking around. Grounds are very well maintained and beautiful. A picturesque view of nature! It's a place where you see history in front of you. Worth the trip!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a unique experience. It was well preserved and beautiful. The only thing was that the visitors center was at the back of the plantation. It would have been good to find that before in order to know about options like audio and guided tours.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Have visited this place several times through the years. Decided to take my parents for a ride out to the Plantation in February 2015. Not sure why the roads going in and out have been so neglected. It may have been because there was a lot of rain during that time. The actual ride in and out is beautiful but... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you just go to walk around, it is a historic house with some very well preserved slave quarters. If you are smart you will make sure to go when the rangers are giving tours. The gentleman who took us through the house was a true history buff and gave us a wonderful feel for the people who lived here... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was sorry I couldn't get into the main house (its only open through reservations made ahead of time for Saturday tours). However, the giftstore carried a lot of information, the guides also were able to furnish a great deal of background detail too. The other buildings were all open and they were extremely interesting and all had large signs... More 

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Dade City, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went here with my son, it was educational to say the least. The grounds are very well kept, with lots of signage letting you know what you are seeing, and letting you go back in time to see how things were. We did not tour the plantation house, but did walk all of the grounds.

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