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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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Nice history tour

This is an interesting side trip if you are ever in Jacksonville. There is a guided tour, or you can go at your own pace. Try to not go in the heat of summer though or if you do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds. Great place for the kids to run around and see history. Take the time to go to the dock and see all the small crabs on the beach.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Actually did my son and daughter-in-law's engagement picture shoot here. Beautiful and right on the river. Lots of history all around. If you go in the summer, don;'t forget the bug spray. The Plantation is a beautiful venue for a wedding and reception. Could host allot of people !

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st louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting side trip if you are ever in Jacksonville. There is a guided tour, or you can go at your own pace. Try to not go in the heat of summer though or if you do, try to go first thing in the morning before the heat sets in.

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A lot of history to take in! Take a tour of the plantation house and barn along with the numerous slave homes that are on the property. Hits you hard

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Fleming Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The road to the plantation is rough so I am thankful that I drove my SUV instead of my Scion TC. But it's worth the drive. Went on a Monday so most of the plantation house was closed. Sign was posted that tours are available on the weekends. Beautiful grounds with interpretative signs explaining the history. Highly recommended for history... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

You must drive a bit off the beaten path to arrive at the Kingsley Plantation. The site is absolutely beautiful and yet so sad simultaneously. I loved that it was not over crowded (although that may be because it was raining) and we got to explore at our leisure. My only thought is that they should warn you about the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We enjoyed our little trip out to Kingsley Plantation. I wouldn't plan to spend a ton of time there, but a couple hours is nice. The grounds are pretty, and it is on the water, so that's nice. There are nearby hiking trails, but it's still worth the visit even if you don't hike.

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Loganville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very interesting and educational -- but I would suggest NOT visiting in the summer (heat and mosquitoes were a problem). Beautiful place and recommend going.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Its a beautiful drive out to this place and unlike a lot of older American history sites, many of the quarters are still standing, lets you really "feel" the history and the terrible way people were forced to live. We visited in the summer and it was uncomfortably hot... I cant imagine living there! Very humbling. Tour Guide was amazing... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A beautiful site on the island, historically important and very moving in the stories that are told. Well worth a visit.

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