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Fort George Island Cultural State Park

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Address: State Road A1A, Jacksonville, FL 32226
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Great historical site

This is a wonderful place to visit if you like historical sites. I found it very interesting an beautiful. You may want to pick a cooler day to go a the day I went was in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dexter112015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit if you like historical sites. I found it very interesting an beautiful. You may want to pick a cooler day to go a the day I went was in the high 90's and the walk was very hot.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

A nice historical area and park for the large plantation. Kingsley was well preserved and the grounds are left to be very natural in lots of areas. Definitely a nice history place to go for a an hour. Not too far outside of town, but if you go on weekends, you need to call ahead to go inside the home

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Take the ferry from Atlantic beach to make it extra special, make a right and Fort George is on the left. Road is dusty but no potholes. Bring a picnic and enjoy the water view and birds. Little Talbot down the road.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

When you leave the pavement and enter the park, a nice dirt road takes you back to where the plantation gate was. As you enter there's a small home that Kingsley built for his concubine of African royalty. Which by the way after a number of years he released her with enough money for her to travel to South America,... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Went with a college "field trip" Our teacher of course specialized in Florida history, but the staff was also top notch and very friendly and informative. The views themselves are amazing and it is one thing to read about and "understand" the terrible conditions of the slaves, but its another when you can feel the heat, humidity, desolatino of the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Long dirt road takes you back to when life was simplier. The Kingsley plantation is full of historical facts on slavery and life on a plantation. Beautiful views of the waterways also.

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Palos Hills, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

I was so surprised that this gem of history was hidden so far deep in the woods. If you are near this area you should stop in. First thing - go directly to the visitor's center (which is hidden behind the main house) and get a audio recording of the planation, its history, its people and how they lived. The... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Zechariah Kingsley's plantation from the early 1800s. Under Spanish Florida this was a working farm of 1000 acres. In the 1900s it reverted back to forest. The house is undergoing structural repair so it's not currently open however, you can see the kitchen house, barn and what's left of some of the slave quarters. It's a beautiful, semi remote location... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

It's a really beautiful area with lots of history. You can see some of the old buildings as they were. It really is rather beautiful especially the nature part of it as well

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Thank Bernardo F
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Free to the public, dog friendly (must be on leash). To get to the plantation I found that it was well marked and easy to find. The plantation is set back about 2 miles and it's all dirt road. One car lane and someone needs to pull over to pass. I would recommend a place to see. All ages would... More 

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