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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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Rare treat at the end of the dirt road .

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Julie H
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Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice campus to walk around and look at the layout of the plantation read and learn about history. Interesting remnants of the slave quarters and by the water beautiful views.

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Cordenons, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sisters like to do the junior ranger badges at the different National park locations since they often discover interesting facts out about the location. We had a great talk about 2 different types if cotton by the ranger and it was quite enjoyable. If you want to see inside the house be sure to call ahead and schedule a... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kingsley Plantation is a great place to visit to learn about Jacksonville's past. The Plantation is being restored to it's past. The information boards set up give a good glimpse into the past on how people lived. It is a nice relaxing place to visit. There was a cool breeze blowing in off of the river.

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Dimock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very pleasant and enjoyable stop in northern Florida. A view of plantation life from a different perspective. I highly recommend it.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kingsley Plantation has a wonderful history and the National Park attendant was so knowledgable and patient she was a joy to listen to and learn from. Slavery is such an important part of our American History we need to know much more about slave culture and the slaves' contribution to our country. The plantation itself is set overlooking the... More 

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Thank DelrayJack07
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful grounds surrounding a well-preserved home. The azaleas on the circuitous ride around the island alone make the visit worthwhile.

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Thank John W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kingsley Plantation is a small piece of history located on a beautiful marsh land located outside of Jacksonville on the north side. Take the drive out Hecksher and look for the sign to turn off on a partially paved and coquina road that leads you back in time. A good place for a picnic and for riding bikes or hiking... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you know anything about most Southern plantation than please come here with an open mind. It is a very good experience but it is not going to be the unusual plantation experience that you might expect, but the experience is great!!

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