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Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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This was a nice historical plantation to visit. We were staying in Amelia and the drive was about... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
RENACRES
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Mooresville, North Carolina
Relics of Slave..

the Kingsley Plantation is part of the ugly black-eye era of the south. you'll learn about slave... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
JimDeBerry
,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“the main house” (49 reviews)
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11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This was a nice historical plantation to visit. We were staying in Amelia and the drive was about 30 mins. but a scenic view there. We went off season, so there were some renovations going on. The trees and surroundings are beautiful.

1  Thank RENACRES
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

the Kingsley Plantation is part of the ugly black-eye era of the south. you'll learn about slave workers, See the oddly preserved relic yourself.

Thank JimDeBerry
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

It is a beautiful place for such a sad history. But what a complicated history. It's mainly out doors, so pack a lunch and wear comfortable shoes and go when it's cool out.

Thank mizner42
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

the plantation is a self guided tour thathas numerous exhibits, is free, and brings you into the plantation life of the old south close and personable.

Thank hermansandra
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

My wife & I visited Kingsley Plantation on a chilly & drizzly February weekday morning. The long drive into the property is lined with lush subtropical flora, opening up onto the Plantation property which these days has many more trees than it did during its...More

5  Thank JMCSTL
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This walking audio tour brought us back over 200 years to where slavery was a accepted normal part of plantation living. The daily routines of the slaves....men, women and children were the focus of the tour and the interactions between the slaves and their owners....More

Thank radar643
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Operated by the National Park Service, this is not an attraction you can just stumble across. You have to drive a way on a road that's only about a lane and a half wide for two-way traffic, and then another two miles on an even...More

1  Thank ALocksley
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

A really old plantation. The information about slavery was really sobering. Probably a lot of pain and human suffering on those hallowed grounds. Really sad to think about the poor souls that were forced to work there. A dark part of American History that needs...More

Thank G C
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Would have preferred to go into the big house. But it was closed. We sat by the river. It was very calming.

Thank weef0lk
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is one of my favorite places to visit in Jacksonville. Family friendly. Great place to picnic. Benches overlooking the water. Historical plantation still in tact with slave cabins. Knowledgeable rangers and so much more. This is a must see.

Thank CissiK
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Kayla B
10 December 2017|
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Response from cristalesavila | Reviewed this property |
The place is excellent for a wedding, but for being a Historical Site it's possible. Contact them.
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Clare L
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.
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Rileymydog
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
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