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Kingsley Plantation

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Address: 11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
Phone Number: 904-251-3537
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My favorite Jacksonville place

This plantation about 45 minutes from downtown Jax is a real gem. It includes the plantation house, stable, slave cabin ruins, small museum and grounds. The ranger led tour by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Janet S
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jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This plantation about 45 minutes from downtown Jax is a real gem. It includes the plantation house, stable, slave cabin ruins, small museum and grounds. The ranger led tour by Ranger Eddie Clark was about 1 hour long (reservations needed-no cost) about plantation and slave life. I have been there about 20 times over the years, but I learned many... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The day we choose to visit was the hottest one of our trip and while we were there the heat index was at 100 degrees. Keep that in mind since there is quite a bit of walking to visit the various buildings. The park ranger and other employees that were there were very informative and friendly. Some of the exhibits... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived in Jacksonville for nearly 10 years. My in-laws were visiting from Maryland and we were looking to do something outside on a nice Fall afternoon. Was a first-time visitor. The plantation is about 15 minutes east of 295/Heckshire Drive. The grounds are well maintained by the National Park Service and there is no cost to visit (you can make... More 

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Thank PVBeachFL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the time here learning about this old plantation. While the story and subject is depressing I was glad to learn and experience the plantation. The house and grounds are well maintained. It was really hot on the day of our visit so didn't spend as much time as I'd like but admission was free. The volunteers were all... More 

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Thank Claudette C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good history lesson stop for us adults, probably good for teenagers as well, We had a 4 year old, and she was not all that impressed.

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Thank Jason T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our time here. The audio tour is a must. Lots of good information. Take your time to look around and go back in time. Will be back again with visitors.

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Thank Kim W
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ANNA MADGIGINE JAI KINGSLEY: AFRICAN PRINCESS, FLORIDA SLAVE, PLANTATION SLAVEOWNER DANIEL L. SCHAFER The book is fascinating. It gives a look into the Kingsleys that you really need to take time to absorb. The plantation is very small when compared to those along the MIssisippi and throughout most of the south. This plantation is a livable plantation that is very... More 

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Thank AlanBartlett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to walk around and explore. Surrounding was beautiful with peaceful atmosphere.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time visiting one of the only surviving slave plantations in Fl. The house tours are only on the weekend with a reservation but they have a guided audio tour which is just perfect. So much history I never knew about and I'm a 5th generation Floridian.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, I "enjoyed" the visit, but after reading about the treatment of the slaves and how they had to live day-to-day...I actually felt depressed or disgusted. Getting to the plantation was fun - off the main road is a long dirt road which was bumpy in some parts and since it was dry, very dusty. I first... More 

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