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Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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LOVED IT - Wonderful Audio Tour

I love visiting historic places any time we travel so I knew I would like Kingsley Plantation but I... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
Beautiful marsh areas and Kingsley Plantation

Very beautiful setting and knowledgeable part rangers. This is not a good place for fidgety kids... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Denise H
Seminole, Florida
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“slave quarters” (64 reviews)
“the main house” (45 reviews)
“audio tour” (36 reviews)
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11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I love visiting historic places any time we travel so I knew I would like Kingsley Plantation but I was stunned at how much I loved it! The audio tour should win an academy award for its thoughtfulness and how well done it was... really...More

Thank ellenkay
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very beautiful setting and knowledgeable part rangers. This is not a good place for fidgety kids. It doesn't take a lot of time to go through the out buildings and read about what they were used for. The house itself was closed but you could...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We drove from jacksonville up to amelia island then down the 1a1 to kingsley plantation and hiking trails. Nice stop and the trails are well maintained a must see And the drive is awesome also. Can do it all in about half day trip

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We have toured Kingsley Plantation on Ft. George Island while up in that area and enjoyed it. The grounds back up to the scenic Ft. George Inlet which is a wonderful area to boat, kayak and canoe.

Thank lajacobspnr
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Jacksonville is an after thought for tourists, who opt for the glitz of Disney without realizing they passed by one of the most interesting and historical areas of Florida en route to Orlando. Kingsley Plantation is one of several jewels in Jacksonville. You can get...More

3  Thank JAXers
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This place is a part of our National Historic Places and so worth the trip. The staff was welcoming and told us about a free audio tour and soon provided our group of 5 with a wi-fi device that told us all sorts of information...More

2  Thank cherjbr
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We were driving by and saw the sign for the plantation and decided to drive in. First of all this is a very narrow , bumpy, unpaved, dirt road that went on for about fifteen minutes , but once we pulled in we loved it...More

Thank dogman1964
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The history is sobering, but our entire family learned a lot and we are glad we came. The NPS does a fabulous job of making people aware of what happened on plantations while keeping the grounds restored. The setting is quite beautiful and logistically interesting...More

Thank Gozzies
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The one thing i really regret is that i didn't think to wear insect repellent. I'm the kind of person who gets 20 mosquito bites per minute outside. We ran from the slave cabins with mosquitos chasing us but took our time inside the house....More

Thank SepiaSunfury
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice place to visit if your in jacksonville fl, great historical information and a great place for pictures

Thank pontoon2016
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Clare L
12 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.
19 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
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.