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Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

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3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
+1 941-723-4536
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A historic gem!

A beautiful state park and tour of the Gamble Plantation House by Jessie so informative, making the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fancy Gap, Virginia
Jesse is Worth the Visit!

The actual Gamble Mansion is not the most impressive you'll ever see ... but Jesse Toney, the tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarasota, Florida
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  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (20 reviews)
“guided tour” (20 reviews)
“small museum” (12 reviews)
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3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
+1 941-723-4536
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful state park and tour of the Gamble Plantation House by Jessie so informative, making the history of the house and area come alive. The house is realistically restored and gives a glimpse of another time. So glad we spent our Sunday afternoon there.

1  Thank RVlife2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The actual Gamble Mansion is not the most impressive you'll ever see ... but Jesse Toney, the tour guide, is the best at what he does. Polite, knowledgeable, and engaging: I could listen to him for hours. He's low-key but he knows his stuff inside...More

1  Thank mfkphelan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Somehow the State of Florida has control of this property (it appears by default). Property is in less than stellar condition which is sad as it is the only pre Civil War plantation house left in Florida. We visit many historical sites across the United...More

Thank spikenails
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour was conducted by Jessie who wove us a story taking us back to the 1860's and the significance of the Plantation House. Who the main actors were and why they come to the wilderness to start a sugar plantation, through to the reason...More

Thank Oldsurfer51
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The history was more interesting than the house, supposedly built to Greek revivalist style! However, the columns are definitely not Greek, and nor are the roof lines or verandahs, and the greeks never used modern tongue and groove flooring. Nevertheless, our guide told some good...More

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 25 September 2017

It was free admission when we went. Not super impressed -- but, when it's free, who can complain? Some interesting items and facts -- but only parts of the "mansion" was open for view.

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Interesting architecture. A nice place to learn the history of our local area. Several times during the year they have car shows, arts/crafts festivals, etc. Good backdrop for weddings too. Not super exciting, but a nice place to stroll around on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Creekstone4505
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My wife and I have visited antebellum plantations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. But perhaps the most interesting plantation house we've ever seen is the Robert Gamble House in Ellenton, Florida. Located off U.S. 301, it overlooks...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the area and this was on my bucket list of places to go. The park was very pretty, lots of good information on the history of the site, great place to picnic, but I'm happy I didn't have to drive to...More

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Built in mid-1800's on the Manatee River by Maj. Robert Gamble in now Ellenton, Fl. Easily found. Claim to fame was one of many hiding places of Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin at end of Civil War (1865) on his escape from prosecution...More

1  Thank Margaret C
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Jennyfer M
17 October 2016|
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Response from TampaEskymo | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. It is a state park so check their website
Joanne T
17 September 2016|
Response from Rickie D | Reviewed this property |
Just check their web site we just showed up it is also posted there. If you are in area go to Desota memorial it is an awesome park a great surprise
Patricia M
13 September 2016|
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Response from genegrandisle | Reviewed this property |
$6 buck your is with it