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Not the usual slave quarters or big house you'd expect. We learned a lot about how this plantation... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
red22016
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Palm Coast, Florida
Interesting history

Visited the plantation on a beautiful day and enjoyed the history. The main house isn't open but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
shonas804
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South Carolina
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on a cold blustery day, but worth the stop. Sight is different from more northern plantations. The back story is different and enlightening. Make sure to go to visitors center first then tour about.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Kingsley Plantation and Timucan Ecological and Historic Preserve is WAY back in through swamps at the end of a gravel/dirt road, right on the river. Except for the actual cotton fields, you can easily imagine what the area looked like when it was a working plantation. This is the oldest standing plantation house in Florida, and the buildings and outdoor areas are well documented with signage and explanations. The ranger station/gift shop has good historic information about the family that owned it and their heirs.
It's easy to let your imagination fill in the gaps when you visit the house, and the outbuildings, and walk around the property.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The Kinsley Plantation is lovely. It provides us with a much needed history lesson. The main house was closed due to painting so we were a bit disappointed. The slave cabins were interesting to see. The walk around the grounds was beautiful, located right on the water.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Interesting historical site, one of few Florida plantations with preserved slave cabins. No charge to walk around and take a self tour. Evidently house is empty and only open on weekends. When we were there so were the painters. Kitchen house with tabby floors worth a walk through. Small bookstore with FL and slave history. Many of these sites bypass the full history, but this one gives details of all people who lived here.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank geb7230
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