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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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Interesting History

This old plantation still has the tabby houses on the property. The plantation house, built with the craftsmanship of the slaves is in impeccable condition. Sign up for the tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This old plantation still has the tabby houses on the property. The plantation house, built with the craftsmanship of the slaves is in impeccable condition. Sign up for the tour of the main house. You will get an hour's worth of history for no charge; it's part of the parks services. I went on a hot day. Bring your own... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A real plantation with slave quarters in tact. It is worth the visit. The mistress of the plantation was herself a black women which adds to the intrigue of this plantation. Beautiful setting with a history worth seeing.

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Jacksonville
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Nice views, great small park with grounds galore. Good day trip along talbot park system up to fernandina beach. Stop and soak up the Florida.

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

If you can get past the very long drive on a one lane road to get here, you will learn so much. My husband and I have visited a couple plantations before but never has the impact of slavery been made more real. The other plantations had one or two restored slave quarters, but this had a row on both... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My fiancee and I found this place in February, and I might have visited at a bad time of year for my sinuses. The plantation is tucked away in a very dense forest, and as soon as I stepped out of the car I got bombed with pollen. So fair warning for anyone with allergies, springtime may not be the... More 

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Gainesville
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

good historical site, well kept state site. For me it was hard to see a plantation. I had never seen one before. To see where Slaves slept and lived was over-whelming. Once you go there you see how isolated those people were. It changes you.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Don't let the two-mile long dirt-and-gravel drive through the subtropical forest deter you from visiting this site: it provides an informative, if sobering, reminder of an ugly chapter in our nation's history. And while the grounds are well-kept, the attraction is essentially a ruin: the plantation house, though standing, cannot be entered, and all but a pair of the slave... More 

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Decided to do a NE Florida state/national parks tour weekend with the gf. And this was our 2nd stop. Kingsley Plantation was pretty intresting in that the wealth of information they have during that time period. If you enjoy walks alone or with a loved one this is one of the places to do it. One thing I found to... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a beautiful plantation but smaller than I expected. The grounds are well kept and the historical clcaluenis great. They've done a fine job of pointing out the pitfalls of slaverybas well as the historical context. The hours posted are not correct. They are only open Wednesday through Saturday 9-5. Be sure to get the brochure for the driving... More 

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Midland City, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A most interesting historical site that anyone visiting the area should take the time to visit. It is a slow drive on a dirt road back to the site & hard to imagine that over 200 years ago the site was cultivated & farmed. The historical information provides a different & apparently not typical view into the slavery system. The... More 

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