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Kingsley Plantation

11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
+1 904-251-3537
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Very enlightening

We learned so much about life on the plantation. We were very surprised to learn that his African... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie D
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Fleming Island, Florida
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A wonderful plaace in Florida history, despite the ignorant and racist tour guide

I am a history teacher in the State of Florida, and have visited this plantation numerous times... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dalfieri5
,
Atlantic Beach, Florida
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“slave quarters” (74 reviews)
“the main house” (53 reviews)
“audio tour” (38 reviews)
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11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We learned so much about life on the plantation. We were very surprised to learn that his African wife owned slaves also. It is a beautiful location, but they only tour the house on a strict schedule. I would suggest a spring or fall visit...More

Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a history teacher in the State of Florida, and have visited this plantation numerous times over the years. Today, I took my daughter and grand-daughter to see the newly restored and recently reopened plantation house. The whole experience was ruined by "Cee-Cee", the...More

1  Thank dalfieri5
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went by ourselves. It is quite the bumpy dirt road through a jungle of sorts. The plantation was interesting and free to tour. We did not see any employees/volunteers.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this place will stir many emotions. It is also free. The audio tour is very informative and takes about an hour total to walk to each site and listen to the info and stories. We saw several groups who just walked around and left....More

Thank J W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove down a bumpy, full of incredibly large potholes road to get to this plantation. The plantation had several things to see including slave quarters and a main building. Also a visitor center.

2  Thank Bismarck1956
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an hour with the audio tour provided by the state park services. What a great tour and history lesson. Yes it is a bumpy ride on the way in if you take the left road. Go right and it is better. But enjoy the...More

Thank sillysull
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kingsley plantation is full of history. You really get a sense of how the world was long ago. I would recommend if you are in the area to stop.

Thank aniftychic2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem of a special place but the road was in terrible shape. At the entrance the sign points to the left but that road was completely dirt with many very deep pot holes. It had rained and we could not see how...More

1  Thank OmmaP
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There's no denying the scenery is beautiful. Can't really offer anything on the house itself since you have to book yours a couple of weeks in advance. In case you haven't read the National Park Service's information here's the condensed version. The home is open...More

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This was a spur of the moment find... the only complaint is the long bumpy road getting to the site... otherwise it was a wonderful education experience. The land is beautiful and the main houses are intact but not enterable. There is a headphone guided...More

1  Thank Jewel G
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kendellbrink
4 August 2018|
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Response from Seamere | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. I used a scooter. The main house is not open to the public when I went in April. BUT everything else is accessible..even the barn. Most areas are paved in gravel. A walker would not make it but a scooter can. A... More
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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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