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Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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Nice scenery and history

A really old plantation. The information about slavery was really sobering. Probably a lot of pain... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
G C
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Saint Johns, FL
Beautiful scenery.

Would have preferred to go into the big house. But it was closed. We sat by the river. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
weef0lk
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Wellington, Florida
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“slave quarters” (68 reviews)
“the main house” (47 reviews)
“audio tour” (37 reviews)
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11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A really old plantation. The information about slavery was really sobering. Probably a lot of pain and human suffering on those hallowed grounds. Really sad to think about the poor souls that were forced to work there. A dark part of American History that needs...More

Thank G C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would have preferred to go into the big house. But it was closed. We sat by the river. It was very calming.

Thank weef0lk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places to visit in Jacksonville. Family friendly. Great place to picnic. Benches overlooking the water. Historical plantation still in tact with slave cabins. Knowledgeable rangers and so much more. This is a must see.

Thank CissiK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were intrigued that many reviews stated this as a hidden gem but there was no information such as a pamphlet about the plantation in the hotel or tourist centre. We caught the Mayport ferry across the St Johns River and travelled east towards Amelia...More

1  Thank annoflondon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a more of a self guided tour as the NPS Range(s) only work weekends. One gets a sense of what life on a plantation was like as slaves one to two centuries ago. Living quarters, work sheds, etc. are available plus info provided...More

Thank b0b55russell
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old plantation farm and buildings are on site. There is a garden, bookstore behind the house, signs with explanations, and a barn. All near a river. Part of the Timucuan Ecological Preserve, a national park site.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the history of this place. People don't realize that Florida's Plantation experience was different since this was Spanish territory. It's a great story and historic gem. Wish property was more interactive but it's still a must for any history lover

1  Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went here just to have something to do. It was amazing to see how African Americans lived. I cannot imagine the times in those days. There wasn't much left of some of the buildings but you still could picture how it...More

2  Thank teresavos
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

The drive back was mostly on a dirt path, very isolated and beautiful views. Fascinating history and architecture. Even had peacocks.

Thank randomadventurer13
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Know your history before you tour. Read “the dreaded comparison” or watch the film about Nat Turner called The Birth of a Nation” so you know what you are looking at when you see the excellently preserved slave quarters and plantation. Worth the visit!

1  Thank Kathy H
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Kayla B
10 December 2017|
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Response from cristalesavila | Reviewed this property |
The place is excellent for a wedding, but for being a Historical Site it's possible. Contact them.
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Clare L
11 March 2017|
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Response from Janet S | Reviewed this property |
But if you want to tour the house you need reservations ahead of time. Tours are only Saturday at 11:00am, maybe Sunday too.
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Rileymydog
19 February 2017|
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Response from Kim W | Reviewed this property |
Kingsley Plantation is approximately 29 minutes from the airport give or take a few. The main house is under renovation but they do give tours twice a day. You can still get the audio tours, free of charge, but it doesn't... More
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