Kingsley Plantation, Jacksonville

Kingsley Plantation, Jacksonville - Address, Phone Number

Address: 11676 Palmetto Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32226, United States

Phone: +1-9042513537

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Kingsley Plantation, Jacksonville

The Kingsley Plantation is also known as Zephaniah Kingsley Plantation Home and Buildings, was named after Zephaniah Kingsley who was the owner of this estate. It is a part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Zephaniah Kingsley was an active social reformer who fought against racism, slavery, etc.

The Kingsley House is the main part of this estate. It is a beautiful double storey residence constructed by John McQueen. The house is like a 17th century British Gentry house. The house is technically designed with corner pavilions in a way to enable air circulation be active. This keeps the house cool during summers. John McQueen and his family lived here for a number of decades.

This place is now restored as a spot of natural beauty and designated as an ecological reserve. It is a favorite of the locals as well of tourists given the soothing views and peaceful atmosphere.

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  • We just love driving through this area. Very peaceful and the grounds are beautiful. But more importantly, it's an area of historic significance. Thank you for taking such good care of it. I always bring out-of-town guests and they are always impressed..

  • Historical place well preserved. If you like history or you're being curious about slavery, you'll need to go there. Definitely take the audio tour, because you'll see everything and get a better perspective of that time.

  • The grounds were very well maintained. All of the staff was extremely helpful as well as knowledgeable about the plantations history. They went above and beyond to ensure that my children had a lasting experience! Thank you Ranger Michelle!

  • Ive visited both by car and by jet ski to the rear of the plantation. By car its a long dirt road and it'll get dirty. Bring your dog. Lot to read and see. It was fun with my kids and dog. 5 stars.

  • What a great piece of history! I loved it. Beautiful grounds. The workers had us separate cotton from the seeds, not easy... Slave work expectations were listed, wow. Amazing how much work they did daily. I never knew about tabby as a building material. Takes 3 hours to do it 100%.

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