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Kingsley Plantation included!

This is worth the drive, it is FREE and the place is well preserved so you can just imagine what... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Kingsley Plantation - Well worth the trip

This park is off the beaten path, but if you like history it is well worth the visit. The drive... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

This is worth the drive, it is FREE and the place is well preserved so you can just imagine what those in the past had to deal with working & living there with the heat & all the bugs, etc !!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hoss4twa
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This park is off the beaten path, but if you like history it is well worth the visit. The drive here is interesting and Fort George Island is beautiful, as are the grounds of the Kingsley Plantation. I recommend the historical tour which was excellent....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Solimar95
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

My girls (30 & 20) and I went on an overnight road trip and stopped here for some inexpensive sight seeing. It’s absolutely beautiful! Great historical place with ample descriptions of the many buildings. Very relaxing. The road in is a bit rough but definitely...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank F217VYterrys
Reviewed April 6, 2018

This is a historical Plantation and the park service has made it easy to self tour and learn at your own pace. We didnt buy the audio tour, but others did and it sounded very interesting but more time consuming.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed April 1, 2018

My husband and I both like history and always enjoy experiencing it by walking and reading about these old forts.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank clmillea
Reviewed February 18, 2018

The Kingsley Plantation is an interesting visit. Some really old history. I have to say that the information about the slaves and slavery are sobering. As my wife said, the place has some really bad karma when you consider the absolute pain and human suffering...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

This is a very interesting place. Who ever designed the house was crazy because you originally had to go outside to get to any other room... The rangers guided tour was the best you learn so much.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Scott M
Reviewed January 29, 2018

I"ve never seen another place like this! The plantation is amazing with it's history and breath taking views! You can feel the history and it's some place I bring company who come to visit me here in Jacksonville. It can take you a least a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank geauxgwen
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

The was a golf club of the rich and famous in the 1920's, and it is very interesting to see and read about. It is really good for history buffs. There is a small museum. Unfortunately, they no longer have a bookstore. I would like...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank B6719XJjaner
Reviewed September 19, 2017

A1A continues north, you stop and go into the woods. Drive about 3 miles back into the woods, this place is an old Slave Quarters and gift shop Zzzzzzzzzzzzz it's on the River. Has bugs, its a strange place. Gift shop food and gift shop...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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