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Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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Interesting and free....but the dirt road that takes you there gets your car dirtier than I ever... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jenny K

Took my kids here for a history lesson. Pleased with the setup. Wonderful view and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MIchelle W
Dallas, Georgia
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11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting and free....but the dirt road that takes you there gets your car dirtier than I ever expected. Every Nook and crevice in my car was filled with a silt like dirt. Crazy!

2  Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my kids here for a history lesson. Pleased with the setup. Wonderful view and beautiful grounds. Really enjoyed.

Thank MIchelle W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've ever fallen trap to romanticized, "Gone With the Wind" views of plantation life, come experience Kingsley Plantation. It is hard to believe that humans could have eked out a living on such a lonesome bit of land, let alone thrived. I am always...More

Thank laurabM4800JT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured this national treasure and were in awe by some of the slave quarters that are still standing. Learning the history of the people who owned the plantation was unforgettable. We highly recommend a visit. Ask about a guided tour to get a real...More

Thank laniiwrites
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth going a few miles off the beaten track to fine this place. You'll learn a lot about the history of slavery, and maybe get a new perspective, as well as enjoying a pleasant couple of hours by the river. For info the last...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So enjoyed this trip. We were able to wander round at leisure. Got some great snaps ,including the tortoise . Lots of facts and pictures on information boards which made it interesting.

Thank Englishroyals
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been coming here for most of my life. It's that beautiful. Well restored plantation located on a mostly unspoiled barrier island that mostly now belongs to the State of Florida and is part of the state park system. The drive in through the overhanging live...More

Thank Higgie44
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Set on the water in a beautiful old Florida setting. The plantation is historical. The story is intriguing and romantic. It is like going to a different time. It is like a short vacation.

Thank bethydollar
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Stopped here while touring the area. The history will make you sad but also make you happy that we've moved beyond the dark history of this time period. This location is placed a few miles down a dirt/gravel road that is lined with beautiful trees,...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

If visiting Amelia Island this is on your way, stop by it's worth the time. Beautiful plantation home with slave houses still intact! Great story and great time.

Thank Jeffrey C
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Clare L
How much are tickets? Senior or disabled discounts?
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.
How far is the Plantation from the Airport? How much time should I plan on being there? Is the main house still under renovation?
18 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
We would like to visit the Plantation somewhere around the twelfth to the fourteenth of January 2017. Are you open and if so are there any activities or tours available? Thanks
2 January 2017|
Response from hoffman5 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they are open year round. They have a self guided tour that was pretty interesting.