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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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Off the Ft George River on Ft George Island the past and the present coincide. The plantation is a look back in to the past with a rich history of ownership and slavery, while... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Morgan Hill, California
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Morgan Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Off the Ft George River on Ft George Island the past and the present coincide. The plantation is a look back in to the past with a rich history of ownership and slavery, while modern day boats and jet skis cruise by on the Ft George River. Highly recommend taking the house tour offered on the weekends at 11am and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive in was long and very bumpy. Then you enter to see the slave quarters area and keep driving to park and go to the plantation house, barn, kitchen house, and visitor center. I had made a reservation ahead of time for a tour but had time to kill so we walked over to look at the slave houses.... More 

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Thank hamelgirl3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't get over how well kept the property was. Beautiful paths and great views of the inlet. Very informative visit even just wandering and reading the signs.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you arrive at Kingsley Plantation MAKE CETAIN you go directly to the welcome/visitor center and pick up your free audio tour. The information your will hear is so rich in history it’ll take about 1hr with the narrated audio tour but it’s worth spending the time because it allows you to understand the feelings and pain of those enslaved.... More 

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Thank Misswings02
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the National Park Service's gems in the entire country. It's a well maintained plantation run by knowledgeable staff. The property and houses are authentic and the location on the Fort George River is stunningly beautiful. The drive up to it is through gorgeous Fort George Island. The place is free and has clean restrooms and a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive on the dirt road to the plantation is a long one with all sorts of foliage and old oaks lining the roadway on both sides. It's kind of spooky and exciting all at once. When I actually arrived to the plantation, the remains of the actual slave "cabins" was the feature that stole the show for me. Taking... More 

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Thank mahadevarise
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive out is so very cool, like you are in a tropical jungle. The history is amazing and the views are astounding.

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Thank travel4workAA
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a group of third grade students here and we did the hour long tour and then we walked the plantation to see the house, gardens, and slave quarters. It was extremely interesting and the students were very surprised themselves about how much they liked it. If you go make sure you listen to one of the Park Ranger's... More 

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Thank Phoebe H
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no charge to visit Kingsley Plantation. It's a remote and beautiful location, consisting of the barn, Florida's oldest remaining plantation house, and the remains of 25 slave cabins. I can't voice the emotions walking into those tiny cabins evoked. I feel that it's important for all people to visit such a place. Kingsley is not the typical great... More 

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Thank Tammy S
Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving in felt like a long drive in a rain forest. Over hanging trees and greenery all over. Interesting history of the local area.

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