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Kingsley Plantation

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History preserved.

Breatifully maintained old Florida Plantation. The main house is beautiful. Many of the slave... read more

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badge2283
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Daytona Beach, Florida
Another history lesson

The ride up the gravel road was rough and dusty, but worth the ride......as you come up the road... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Winnebago2010
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday

Breatifully maintained old Florida Plantation. The main house is beautiful. Many of the slave quarters are in good condition. The ones that aren't were cut up by a previous plantation owner to build a cottage for his daughter. The staff is helpful, and friendly.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The ride up the gravel road was rough and dusty, but worth the ride......as you come up the road, you take the left fork to the visitor venter. This plantation is a national park.....the plantation house is under preservation.....the house is only open an weekends,...More

Thank Winnebago2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every citizen of the United States should educate themselves about the horrors of slavery. This plantation has a rich history with tours guides are extremely knowledgable. The grounds are well maintained and the exhibits are enlightening.

Thank JoshK2089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 2 sets of guests in fall 2017, pre and post hurricane and took out of town/out of country visitors. One of the days was a re enactment so even more history and interest. The water views are beautiful, the marshes, trees etc are...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of history in Jax, nice place for a function, rustic with maybe a few too many bugs. Fabulous location and phot op.

Thank adriancooper5
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful day for a stroll at Kingsley Plantation. The two mile dirt road to get there is the best way to put you back in time to the plantation days. Enjoy the journey. The plantation is beautiful and the audio tour really helps...More

Thank noweeds
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are huge fans of the national parks so we try to visit one on every vacation. This one wasn’t our initial intention but we saw a sign and just followed it.. and boy are we glad we did. This was an...More

Thank sdickey024
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Before you get to step back in time you have to get there.... when entering the road that leads there, there’s a tabby ruin on the left... shortly after that you’ll have a choice... the road to the left is a dirt road most of...More

Thank Sherri W
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This is a former slave plantation. Full of history but very sad imagining these human beings being treated like chattel. This plantation shows how the slaves lived and worked day to day. Important history.

Thank Susan W
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Okay 8 family members went to tour and get a little more knowledge of slavery in the United states. Important to know all eight were Afro_ American woman, three generations. What a enlightening experience to learn that under the Spainard rule the mistress and wife...More

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August 4, 2018|
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Response from Seamere | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. I used a scooter. The main house is not open to the public when I went in April. BUT everything else is accessible..even the barn. Most areas are paved in gravel. A walker would not make it but a scooter can. A... More
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OffbeatTravel
May 1, 2018|
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Response from JMCSTL | Reviewed this property |
Very true. Similar historical attractions charge significant entry fees, and I would've gladly paid for our Kingsley visit considering the beauty of the grounds & the thoughtfully presented historical info.
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Kayla B
December 10, 2017|
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Response from Audrey K | Reviewed this property |
There is the Ribault Club which is available for weddings- it's a beautiful old home which is perfect for an event ! Not sure of cost TheRibaultClub is the site
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