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“Historic site”

Kingsley Plantation
Ranked #6 of 172 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

A bit of a drive , but interesting way to speand a couple of hours. Oldest standing plantation in Florida with a bit of a quirky history, some of which is spooty or unknown Viewing of home by reservation only, but recommended. Be sure to ask questions and take the self guided tour of the slave quarters.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have visited the Plantation several times. The trip out there is pretty as well. There is ample parking and nice trails as well as the Plantation itself. Good place to take visitors to our area (Jacksonville) as well a children to teach some history.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We enjoyed our visit to this plantation very much but, like a previous reviewer, were a bit disappointed we couldn't get into the house. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and were lucky to get a lovely warm day even at the end of November. We arrived by road and returned using the short ferry ride which was fun. Could be enjoyed by all ages.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Well preserved site with interesting and enlightening commentary by docents. The former plntation is on the St. George Creek, with waterway access and a very pleasant view.

Thank chuckfarmer
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Sounded like a good idea, to get some exposure to a Florida plantation worked by slaves. They do have the remains of some very modest quarters where slaves lived. Part of our disappointment was discovering the main house was closed for renovation. This, after driving quite a distance, including several miles of unpaved road.

Maybe once the renovation is completed, it would make a worthwhile stop.

We had gone so far north from Jacksonville and were unhappy to have seen so little, we decided to at least drive the short distance further up the coast to get a little look at Amelia Island since we had never been there.

1  Thank Marv B
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