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“Beautiful Spot; Fascinating Story”

Kingsley Plantation
Ranked #6 of 172 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We're not big history buffs, but the story behind Kingsley Plantation and the impact of America's perspectives on slavery is a great one.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

we decided to visit the plantation to get away from the crowds.it was easy to find and free.we had gone on a week day so unfortunatley couldn't go inside the house.we took the audio tour and it was very interesting and we learned a lot.not too sure that little kids will enjoy it but i'm sure teenagers and adults will find it interesting and come away with a different view on slavery

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I’ve visited numerous plantations, but never one in a National Park. While some of the postings located around the grounds and in the kitchen provided some information, the level of detail was scant. There was a fair amount of information about slave trade including diagrams showing how men, women and children were packed into the ships. Disturbing statistics told of those who perished. But, there was little information about Kingsley and his role as the plantation owner or his community involvement. I would have liked to known more about why he selected this area, aside from the obvious – it is on a waterway. Yet I enjoyed learning about “tabby cement” walls and seeing gopher tortoise burrows.

If you visit the Kingsley plantation, go online ahead of time to learn about what you will see – the visit will be more meaningful. Either way, you can see about everything in 60 to 90 minutes.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Lots to see here and spend time relaxing on the bench near the canal. The property is large enough to have private moments with the family taking pictures and just enjoying the scenery.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had never been to a plantation before so it was a very interesting place to visit. We however did not plan ahead so we missed the only tour of the day - which would have made the visit way more worthwhile. There are informational signs around the grounds for self-guided tours.

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