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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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Stuttgart
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18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Free NPS facility within the boundaries of a much larger park system. Avoid the audio and just get the brochure for the free tour of the plantation.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Time to go back in time. Starting with your drive off highway A1A. The black top road turns into dirt. Drive slowly so you don't damage your car. It's a beautiful drive getting to the plantation. Upon arrival you will notice where the slaves slept at night. White wall buildings with no roofs. Then you can walk into the kitchen... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Only a brief drive from the city, a fun ferry ride, and a beautiful tree-canopied drive to the plantation transported us back in history. The plantation grounds and buildings, preserved and well-maintained, contain a great deal of history of Florida's yesteryear. The docent in the gift shop gave us a real feel for the times when Kingsley and his extended... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was a gorgeous find in the Jacksonville area. It is definitely off the beaten path, but it's worth it. There is no charge for admission, and the grounds are absolutely lovely. The historical markers are well done, and it's really a wonderful way to discover this American history. The audio tour is definitely worth doing!

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