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Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

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Surprising history right in our back yard

Only antebellum mansion on the Fl Peninsula. One of the many historical facts presented by our... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Sun City Center, Florida

The vibe at Gamble mansion is so peaceful and calming. Every time I am in Florida I make a point... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The vibe at Gamble mansion is so peaceful and calming. Every time I am in Florida I make a point of visiting the mansion and the surrounding grounds.

Thank NanciG64
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The tour only take 45 minutes but does a great job of explaining the house and some of the local history. And the park is a hidden gem. Lots of tables and shade for a picnic yet with plenty of space to run around. Great...More

1  Thank Eric72000
Reviewed 28 August 2018

As a fairly new Floridian (less than 2 years), I like to check out local Historic Sites, and visited this site August 24, 2018. Jesse, was my Park Ranger, Park Care-Taker, Gamble House Custodian, and Tour Guide. I had the great fortune of being the...More

Thank cllivton
Reviewed 18 August 2018

My wife and I took the tour through the house. It was very interesting and our tour guide Jesse was very knowledgable about the notable history behind the Gamble Plantation. It is great to be able to do something that you can learn from. Walking...More

1  Thank Samuel W
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The facility is a well managed and maintained Florida State Park, the Park Ranger is Jesse, the Visitor’s Center houses a crisp and to the point period museum, a small gift shop is available, and the rest rooms are clean. The Plantation Structure, built 1845-50,...More

3  Thank Sam D
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Jessie the park ranger is very passionate about his job as well as being very knowledgeable about the Gamble Mansion. We were a little late joining the tour and he welcomed us in with open arms . The tour was educational and Jessie made the...More

Thank cara C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Not nearly as interesting as we had hoped. Lot's of period-correct furniture, but not much else here. The slave quarters were gone, just a old, regular large house. The guide knew his stuff, but not that much to work with here.

1  Thank billremer
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I have a 14 and 15 year old that thought this would be sooo boring. They were laughing as soon as the tour began. Lucky us we were the only people on the tour. The guide was so witty and awesome. You will not regret...More

Thank leeF4759AN
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This was such a quick little pullover type activity that packed A TON of educational information in. Not much to do or see except the Gamble house tour, but that was worth the stop. The park ranger tales groups through the house every hour and...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Only antebellum mansion on the Fl Peninsula. One of the many historical facts presented by our guide, Jessie, who informed us and had some great tid-bits to keep us interested. Worth a visit and worth continued restoration efforts.

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Lynda D
21 July 2018|
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Response from ogo1a | Reviewed this property |
We paid 6.00ea for the tour. No AAA discount.
4 May 2018|
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Response from Mary F | Reviewed this property |
no, but you may be interested in an extensive list of names hand written in the original plantation logbook. it makes the indignity of slavery painfully real when you see all of these persons' names, ages and their assigned... More
Jennyfer M
17 October 2016|
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Response from TampaEskymo | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. It is a state park so check their website