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Kingsley Plantation

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Address: 11676 Palmetto Ave., Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226
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Time capsule to early Florida

While driving Hechscher drive on your way to Amelia Island or Fernandina...take a detour and drive into this Ole Florida time capsule. The homestead and grounds are a reminder of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The plantation is a little off the beaten path, but a very interesting example plantation in the early history of the nation. I recommend heading into the Visitor Center first and grabbing a tour pamphlet to help with your time here (you can also get you National Parks Passport stamped here).

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While driving Hechscher drive on your way to Amelia Island or Fernandina...take a detour and drive into this Ole Florida time capsule. The homestead and grounds are a reminder of the "plantation" times of early Florida

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit, then you must make sure to time your visit for when they give a tour of the house. You get a real sense of the history from the ranger's presentation. Very knowledgeable. Including the tour, plan for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. I spent 15 minutes just memorized by the spinning wool demonstration.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unplanned and a spontaneous U-turn landed us at Kingsley. Including a stop at the washrooms and bookstore I think we spent 45 mins to an hour here. Having read the Book of Negros and other similar accounts of the plantation era, this place is so worth going to visit. Appropriate for children (ours 14, 12, 10). I was trying for... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking to discover history of plantation life this is the best place to find it. I have done self-guided tour before, but this time I did the ranger-guided tour and learned more about the history of Florida and slaves in the area. The buildings and the grounds are very well kept. Short distance from Jacksonville and it... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went during a quick vacation to Jacksonville. Nice clean park. Would like to go during an event. Small ranger station with book shop.

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting place to visit. The day we were visiting they had people dressed up and doing the jobs that happened on the plantation in certain eras. There were soldiers from the 1812 and civil war era. Ladies were cooking by the slave cabins and making candles. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I believe there are other places like Kingsley plantation in USA but as we were in Florida we thought it will worth to see. This place is very well organised maybe just could be in other major languages as well. The feeling, we were at place where there were slaves with all the terror behind these people suffered is making... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Well curated plantation home with small but informative selection of historical info. Gorgeous location.

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Berwick, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit for both the historic significance and the scenery. It gives you a realistic feel of plantation life centuries ago. I had visions of Tara (Gone With the Wind) and was quickly brought to reality. The plantation home is beautiful and has amazing views, but much smaller than my imagination. And the slave quarters... More 

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