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Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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History to never forget

Great history lesson. Highly recommend taking tour. Only available on Saturdays and Sundays at... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
geb7230
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Jacksonville, Florida
Wonderful afternoon stop on a spring Jeep ride!

Stopped in on a PERFECT spring Sunday afternoon. Was talking daughter for a jeep ride up the... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
DrChemSafety
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Jacksonville, Florida
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“slave quarters” (72 reviews)
“the main house” (49 reviews)
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11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
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"audio tour"
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"sugar cane"
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Great history lesson. Highly recommend taking tour. Only available on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am & 3pm but must call ahead for reservation. As a National Park, entrance is free.

Thank geb7230
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Stopped in on a PERFECT spring Sunday afternoon. Was talking daughter for a jeep ride up the coast. Wonderful weather for a drive and an adventure. We stopped in to tour the Plantation. I had been here several years ago. Loved sharing history with my...More

1  Thank DrChemSafety
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The history of this plantation is very unusual in that the owner married a young slave and she eventually ran the plantation. She was freed by Kingsley and had her own land and slaves. Due to political changes she eventually moved to Haiti. There are...More

1  Thank Eveline C
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Reviewed 12 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 4 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 26 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 25 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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OffbeatTravel
2 May 2018|
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Response from JMCSTL | Reviewed this property |
Very true. Similar historical attractions charge significant entry fees, and I would've gladly paid for our Kingsley visit considering the beauty of the grounds & the thoughtfully presented historical info.
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Kayla B
10 December 2017|
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Response from Audrey K | Reviewed this property |
There is the Ribault Club which is available for weddings- it's a beautiful old home which is perfect for an event ! Not sure of cost TheRibaultClub is the site
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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.
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