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Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

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3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
+1 941-723-4536
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Story Telling Experience

Our tour was conducted by Jessie who wove us a story taking us back to the 1860's and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Florida
Interesting but not knockout

The history was more interesting than the house, supposedly built to Greek revivalist style... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
+1 941-723-4536
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Reviewed yesterday

Our tour was conducted by Jessie who wove us a story taking us back to the 1860's and the significance of the Plantation House. Who the main actors were and why they come to the wilderness to start a sugar plantation, through to the reason...More

Thank Oldsurfer51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history was more interesting than the house, supposedly built to Greek revivalist style! However, the columns are definitely not Greek, and nor are the roof lines or verandahs, and the greeks never used modern tongue and groove flooring. Nevertheless, our guide told some good...More

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It was free admission when we went. Not super impressed -- but, when it's free, who can complain? Some interesting items and facts -- but only parts of the "mansion" was open for view.

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Interesting architecture. A nice place to learn the history of our local area. Several times during the year they have car shows, arts/crafts festivals, etc. Good backdrop for weddings too. Not super exciting, but a nice place to stroll around on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Creekstone4505
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My wife and I have visited antebellum plantations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. But perhaps the most interesting plantation house we've ever seen is the Robert Gamble House in Ellenton, Florida. Located off U.S. 301, it overlooks...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the area and this was on my bucket list of places to go. The park was very pretty, lots of good information on the history of the site, great place to picnic, but I'm happy I didn't have to drive to...More

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Built in mid-1800's on the Manatee River by Maj. Robert Gamble in now Ellenton, Fl. Easily found. Claim to fame was one of many hiding places of Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin at end of Civil War (1865) on his escape from prosecution...More

1  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I visited with my wife and grown up daughter on a trip away from Disney seeking some real life history. We were welcomed by Jesse, our personal guide to the house and its history. A really interesting tour taking about 1 hour brought us closer...More

1  Thank JerryRiches
Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you are interested in Florida history, this is a wonderful location to visit and learn. The tour was excellent and the guide was very informative. It is not easily accessible for those with walking problems, however.

1  Thank lottiewebster
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I would have given this a five but the information center was closed on Saturday. We walked around and peeked into windows. It normally is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. As I walked around was I was saddened by the fact that the PC crowd...More

2  Thank pablocollier
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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
Joanne T
16 September 2016|
Response from Rickie D | Reviewed this property |
Just check their web site we just showed up it is also posted there. If you are in area go to Desota memorial it is an awesome park a great surprise
Patricia M
13 September 2016|
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Response from genegrandisle | Reviewed this property |
$6 buck your is with it