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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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if you like history of early settlers, this is the place. It is a plantation where slaves were kept and you can see the conditions they lived under. No food service on this site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this plantation today. The road leading to the car park in quite narrow and a little rough. When you arrive make sure you go to the visitors centre first, otherwise it is quite easy to start looking around the site. There are printed Ground Tour sheets available at the entrant but if you go to... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Did you know you can actually have a wedding ceremony there for free. The Kingsley Plantation is a National Park Site. They have great staff that give you a full history of the property and the people that lived there. Being African American appreciate that they don't harp on but don't lie about the plantations history. This is a truly... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

if you like history of early settlers, this is the place. It is a plantation where slaves were kept and you can see the conditions they lived under. No food service on this site, so you will have to bring your own beverages. nice scenery on the ocean.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A very important reminder of the South's troubled past and history. This has been well done - it is a sombre and understated memorial to those who worked and died on this plantation.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The tour is one of the best I've ever taken. The guide was obviously very passionate about history and had done extensive research on the site. I can't recommend this park enough.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Not having been there before, we took visiting family from Idaho. With three history teachers among us, this seemed like a natural. We were pleased with what we saw. The site gave a good education of slave plantation culture because of the fairly well preserved structures and a demonstration garden show the types of crops grown. Even though I have... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I happened upon Kingsley Plantation as I was touring around the Timicuan Preserve. I spent about an hour wandering the grounds. The home itself is nice but was available for tours while I was there. The kitchen and barn were open to visitors though. There is signage and audio tour available. I stopped by the gift shop and visitors center,... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

While on our travels around Jacksonville, we came upon the Kingsley Plantation situated on Ft George Island. It is worth the trip and/or detour from your travels. Pick up a copy of the “Grounds Tour” printout at the Visitor Center to learn about the plantation. This plantation house is the oldest still standing in Florida. The unique feature of the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This historical spot is located right on the water. It is a beautiful location and is full of historical information. I feel like i am apart of an old age culture by visiting. A great way to learn about Plantations and to see how we have evolved.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Nice amd intetesting. Good for a quick outing. Showed history that happened in our own backyard. Showed a different type of slavery than we are are all used to. Had an audio tour with it that that put things together. The whole thing lasted about an hour and a half.

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Additional Information about Kingsley Plantation

Address: 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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