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Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Ave., Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226
904-251-3537
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Ranked #14 of 88 attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Historic Sites
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Lithonia GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited Kingsley in mid April, while on spring break. I have somewhat of a fascination with history, specifically the antebellum period in the south east portion of the U.S., pre and post civil war. I've visited several plantations that either water down the plight of the slave and their role, or adumbrate the semblance of the... More

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Jax, FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must see, even if you just take 30 min. and walk around, you will not be disappointed. This place is stuck in time maintained to tell the true story of this once thriving plantation. The relationship between the plantation owner and the slaves that worked the lands is not what is pounded into the heads of todays... More

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Ringmer, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Very ethereal place, well cared for and lots of information available. My grandson loved to climb some trees and we enjoyed a walk on the beach too.

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Pine City, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Was very educational. Enjoyed going at your own pace. Comes with free GPS audio guide. The GPS was not so good, had a hard picking up our location. Can't beat free. Unfortunately Main house was under construction at time of visit. Kids enjoyed looking at the old structures as did I.

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Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is part of the National Park Service in conjunction with Fort Caroline and Theodore Roosevelt Area, and as such it is quite well run. The Plantation is important in the history of this area and warrants the attention of all that are interested in the Civil War era and before. There is a complimentary GPS audio tour that is... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This plantation has a history that is clearly presented during the tour. The buildings are well maintained and the area is beautiful near the water. There is a gift shop with many wonderful books about the plantation and history of the area.

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Albany, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Spanish, English, African and American history blends well at this unique plantation setting, with modest plantation home, living quarters/kitchen, barn, and remains of tabby slave buildings, operated by the National Parks Service. Riverfront setting offers unspoiled views. There are several trails and paths between the buildings and riverfront dock. Headsets available for non-escorted tours. Tours of the plantation home conducted... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Super impressed with the preservation of this 200 year old property. The 2 mile dirt road leading up to the property was very scenic and lovely, as was the riverfront land where the plantation home sits. Great piece of history. We learned a lot.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Very interesting historical location and a sobering experience. Easy to get to and the site is well maintained. Lots of information so that you can walk the plantation in a short while and be fully informed about a major part of the area's involvement in slavery. Entry was free. Recommended for all.

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deerfield
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

The weather was temperate and slightly breezy. Perfect for a walk amongst the grassed river bed and surrounding hammock . Make sure to go to the visitor center and get the free audio tour first. Then spend the next couple of hours strolling around the grounds learning about a period in history. It was interesting to learn about the different... More

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