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Kingsley Plantation

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New knowledge for me.

Everything about this experience was new and fascinating. I learned a lot and had some of my... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kennesaw, Georgia
Moving experience

Visited the plantation while exploring Ft. George Island, Little Talbot, and the Ribault Club. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
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Reviewed today

Spent a couple of hours wandering and admiring the natural beauty while learning about our history. Some of the slave dwellings are still there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Everything about this experience was new and fascinating. I learned a lot and had some of my pre-conceived ideas raised.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank georgiaggeiger
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is not too much left of the plantation that once stood here, save some tabby slave dwellings and perhaps a few outbuildings. The visitor center is very small and basically is a store rather than an exhibit space. According to the signs sprinkled around...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our granddaughters last week and were impressed with the excellent displays and explanations in each spot. Remnants of the slave homes are still there as well as the actual barn and the plantation house along with the separate kitchen. We were told...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Charlene A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the plantation while exploring Ft. George Island, Little Talbot, and the Ribault Club. The reality of the plantation experience, good and bad, comes to life here. Highly recommended

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank billr988
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Road Trip! The Kingsley Plantation is not easy to get to. Almost 2 miles of a hard-packed sand road with plenty of potholes leads to this National Park site. There is no admission fee and the audio tours are provided. The signage is lacking, so,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dan949A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volunteer at the Visitors Center was very helpful. She suggested several things to do at the plantation area as well as other places on the island on our way out. Thank goodness we had our Garmin. We would have never found this place without...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gregbA4618TU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time visiting the plantation, the grounds are lovely and very well kept. You can get a free audio tour to listen and learn about the plantation history. There is also multiple signs and pictures with snippets of history. Overall a great place to walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Voyage760245
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the guided tour here for an hour(+) of information on the very interesting Anna and Zephaniah Kingsley.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tropigirl47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the drive to the Kingsley Plantation. We had the "free" audio tour and walked around the grounds. I would say about 1.5 hours should be plenty of time. As we get older and forget our teachings in high school/college, this is a good reminder....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Janet E
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Roberta G
31 January 2019|
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Response from Michele F | Reviewed this property |
The tour is mostly outside, on the water. The buildings are open air.
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
2 May 2018|
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.