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Fort George Island Cultural State Park

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Address: State Road A1A, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: 904 251 2320
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Fascinating story of a strong woman and a man full of paradoxes

The story of the Kingsley family--especially Anna Madgigine Jai--is worth a visit and certainly a read prior to arrival. The curated signage is helpful. There are restored rooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Pebble Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The story of the Kingsley family--especially Anna Madgigine Jai--is worth a visit and certainly a read prior to arrival. The curated signage is helpful. There are restored rooms in the home, ruins of tabby (oyster shell concrete) slave quarters, and the site on the river is serene and lovely. The road in is also beautiful with mature oaks and Spanish... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We spent about an hour here touring the building and grounds. Lots of history, beautiful old building (would be great for a wedding reception, etc.). If you have a kayak, bring it, they have a small launch area that looked like an awesome paddle.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I tremendously enjoyed Fort George Island. We took the a 3 mile hike and had a great time. We saw raccoons, gopher turtles, an armadillo, crabs, and a snake. This is my favorite trail-hike of the ones I've done in Jacksonville. I enjoyed visiting Kingsley Plantation as well.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As one leaves A1A and begins to ride down into Fort George....After passing the old tabby hut on the left..you drive on a narrow road with trees draping over the road in what is perhaps the beautiful drive in north Florida. I use to play golf here and even stayed in the rooms above the golf shop but unfortunately the... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was like driving through the jungle. After visiting both Talbot Island SP's less than a mile away I was amazed how much the ecology changed. You still had the saltmarsh and estuaries but the trees were entirely different and beautiful. I drove to Kingsley Plantation through the state park. There are tabby ruins of old slave houses and the... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Scenic drive back to park, ground keep clean. Big trees, marsh, animals, views, worth the stop in for a picnic and picture op.

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Greenville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We knew nothing of this national landmark but drove by and turned in. What a treasure! The road/trail around Ft. George Island is very wild and pristine. There is a guide that highlights various spots on the circular routs. There are three main stops along the way. The first is the plantation house. It is the oldest plantation in Florida... More 

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Port Saint John, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stopped by Fort George to do some trail walking with our dog. The trails were nice and long and we even saw some deer run right in front of us. I didn't realize till were there all the historical sites that were here and my husband and I really enjoyed walking through and looking at everything. Great place. Only... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The historic Kingsley Plantation and the Ribault Club deserve your time but the best thing you can do is take the Segue Tour of the island! Age 14 and over; easy peasey to operate, and very scenic. Each rider has earbuds with wireless from the guide telling you about the flora, fauna and history. Great experience.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The Kingsley plantation site tells the history of the area and of the plantation itself. Plaques scattered throughout the site tell the story about what was done or how life was during that era. You can go inside all the buildings except the main house. The main house has tours on Saturday and Sunday. The Ribault club was completely restored... More 

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