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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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Park Ranger Collins is AWESOME!!

Our book club, Unique, Sophisticated, Girlfriends Inspirational Reading and Literary Society (U.S. G.I.R.L.S.) went on the tour of Kingsley Plantation on Saturday, February 6th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our book club, Unique, Sophisticated, Girlfriends Inspirational Reading and Literary Society (U.S. G.I.R.L.S.) went on the tour of Kingsley Plantation on Saturday, February 6th. Although is was a cold morning for our area (44 degrees); the information Ranger Collins presented kept our mind of the temperatures The tour was informative and at the same time interesting as Ranger Collins interjected... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a long drive down a narrow road, but the setting is worth the drive. Very educational free audio tour is available at the gift shop which is all the way down by the river.

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wisconsin
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

you travel done a narrow dirt road canopied by twisted old oak trees to reach the plantation. the plantation home it self is not very large or impressive but the history of the Kingsley family and their slaves is presented very well.

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182 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive down the dirt road to the plantation was an interesting drive through the wilderness. The plantation is next to the water. After parking walk past the plantation and to the left to get to the main office. There is no charge to get in and you can get a free audio that will explan various aspects of the... More 

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Ponte Vedra, Florida
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped to get an audio device so we could take a self guided tour. We could not go in the plantation main house because renovations were going on but we did see a kitchen, slave tabby houses, a garden and a barn.

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in plants that grew on the plantations you will find a small but educational exhibit of plants growing such as indigo. I have never seen indigo before, nor was I aware of the conditions that existed in the production of the dye. The grounds and buildings are of interest too.

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Thank 556dianne
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287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On way to Fort Clinch on Amelia Island and saw sign for Kingsley Plantation and Fort George Island. Was very glad we stopped as it is a beautiful location steeped in important history with many structures remaining. We were told about the free audio CD that gives a great history of the area as you drive and stop at the... More 

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Hampton, New Jersey
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kingsley Plantation is part of the Timucuan Preserve and is definitely worth visiting. The history of the site is great and the house is beautiful, although not furnished. The tours are small because when the house was renovated they took out the support beams. The Rangers were so friendly, we could have spent hours talking to them. Property is pretty... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely get the free audio tour, it explains and tells the story of the plantation. It's not interesting for little kids, but would be good for older elementary on up and for anyone who wants to learn a piece of FL history. It' not on the road - a little off the path on a dirt road so be ready... More 

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Rockville, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative about Florida history and slavery in Florida while Florida was a Spanish possession. It is free and operated by the National Park Service. You have to drive down a dirt road for about 1.5 miles, but you are actually driving through what was the plantation fields over 100 years ago, now largely reclaimed by nature. The location is... More 

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