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Kingsley Plantation

Address: 11676 Palmetto Ave., Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: 904-251-3537
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Ranked #13 of 170 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Old oak trees ,river access . History and nature walks. The kids can run wild .so can your imagination.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The drive from A1A down the oak tree covered road is perhaps the most beautiful place in Northeast Florida. Starting with the old tabby building on the left, one enters a historical area. The Kingsley Plantation shares a significant part of history but I miss not being able to enter the main house. That takes away from the ambiance of... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Some biker friends and I made a side trip to Kingsley on our way to Amelia Island. While riding motorcycles on a couple of miles of u paved roads is not fun, the plantation is a very interesting destination. The main house is still standing, and tours are offered. Ruins of the slave housing are nearby, and a bluff over... More 

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Madang, Papua New Guinea
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went through the Timucuan Preserve without any general plan. Having a few hours to spend, we idly crossed the ferry northward over the St. John's River and found ourselves driving down long country lanes and ending up at this very well preserved and historic displayed plantation. Admitting that slavery is a sad chapter in American history, it's better to... More 

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rehoboth, delaware
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Its off the beaten path as you have to get off paved roads to get there. But don't let that stop you. Well worth the drive. Its a well preserved plantation home and slave quarters. Home is only opened up on weekends for tours. We learned a lot about what they farmed and how hard it was to do the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We drove out there, walked around, found it very beautiful and interesting. There are still some old slave homes. The actual plantation home was not open to visitors when we were there. My daughter loved finding all the armadillos there.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The park service did a wonderful job with this site! It is a little drive off of the main road, but it is a scenic trip back there and I would say it is worth it. The plantation house and out buildings are in amazing shape. They preserved original tabby on the house and the slave/worker quarters. I have never... More 

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