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Kingsley Plantation

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Address: 11676 Palmetto Ave, Ft George Island, Jacksonville, FL 32226-2449
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+1 904-251-3537
09:00 - 17:00
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The Spectacular View Alone Is Worth The Visit

Been coming here for most of my life. It's that beautiful. Well restored plantation located on a mostly unspoiled barrier island that mostly now belongs to the State of Florida... read more

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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49 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been coming here for most of my life. It's that beautiful. Well restored plantation located on a mostly unspoiled barrier island that mostly now belongs to the State of Florida and is part of the state park system. The drive in through the overhanging live oaks and Spanish Moss will have you oooing and awwwhing. Caution: bring bug spray, especially... More 

Thank Higgie44
Jacksonville, Florida
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Set on the water in a beautiful old Florida setting. The plantation is historical. The story is intriguing and romantic. It is like going to a different time. It is like a short vacation.

Thank bethydollar
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here while touring the area. The history will make you sad but also make you happy that we've moved beyond the dark history of this time period. This location is placed a few miles down a dirt/gravel road that is lined with beautiful trees, just drive slowly to enjoy it and avoid any potholes you may come across. There... More 

Simpsonville, South Carolina
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If visiting Amelia Island this is on your way, stop by it's worth the time. Beautiful plantation home with slave houses still intact! Great story and great time.

Thank Jeffrey C
Merritt Island, Florida
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43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although interesting, it needs more. It would be nice to be allowed inside the plantation home, especially if it were decorated and furnished with period furniture. Same with the barn. The separate kitchen offered more. Perhaps if we had taken the audio tour, we would have gotten more out of it. It is interesting to speculate how people lived not... More 

1 Thank theblueflyer
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Didn't know what I was going to see when I visited this place, but was not thinking it would be the beautiful, peaceful place that it is. The drive into the plantation is absolutely beautiful. The grand oak trees, palm trees, saw palmettos and other greenery that line the road are gorgeous. And just knowing that this is all... More 

Thank Toni D
Owensboro, Kentucky
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Kingsley Plantation after seeing it online. First of all I did not expect the rather long secluded drive, and I recommend going very slowly as there are tons of deep potholes that aren't always seen. However, once you get there, it is a very nice place to visit. There was no charge to just walk the grounds... More 

2 Thank JennaBarnKY
Valparaiso, Indiana
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you think that you know history, some of this may surprise you. All walking, not wheel chair accessible. Pick a nice sun shiny day and take your time to enjoy this piece of history

Thank hgwilk1
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed the tour of the Kingsley Plantation. It was a sunny day and the perfectly blue sky set a gorgeous backdrop for pictures and viewing. We did access the historical self tour, and while my husband listened and followed for the entirety, I did not. I preferred to listen to the birds and soak up the plantation that... More 

2 Thank bronsmel
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a place where you can step back in time when it was not good for our nation but enjoy the tranquilty of this small piece of land looking over the water

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