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Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 11:45, 12:45 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 11:45, 12:45 - 17:00
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Brings florida history to life

Finally found the time to visit the place after passing the signs for it so many times. So glad I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madrid, Spain
Interesting side trip

We were shopping at Ellenton Outlets, and decided to tour the Gamble Mansion since it was only a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The plantation is very, very well maintained. You can easily feel the way life was in the house in the 1800s- a real throwback to earlier, simpler times.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bdfsu157
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank elapman
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  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

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank 977samd
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cara C
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14 January 2019|
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Response from Samuel W | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about 30-45 minutes depending on the number in your group and the curiosity of those on the tour.
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