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Finally found the time to visit the place after passing the signs for it so many times. So glad I did! It has only one ranger to show the place so schedules based around that. When he is giving the tour, the little gift shop/museum...More
We were shopping at Ellenton Outlets, and decided to tour the Gamble Mansion since it was only a mile or so away. The Gamble Mansion is the only remaining Antebellum area plantation in Florida, and it was interesting to hear about the history of the...More
Jesse the guide provided a low key tour of this historic site. So much of our vacation was spent at places that were built yesterday that this was a great change. The tour covered the people who lived at the house and gave a feel...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 duties.