Kingsley PlantationCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 11676 Palmetto Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32226, United States, 32226
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9042513537
- Fax: +1-9042513577
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Estate, Family And Kids, Nature, Social, Arts, Museums
Kingsley Plantation - Review
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.
How To reach Kingsley Plantation by Public Transport
- Rented car / taxi
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kingsley Plantation
74.75% of people who visit Jacksonville include Kingsley Plantation in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
48.48% of people start their Kingsley Plantation visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Kingsley Plantation
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kingsley Plantation
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Kingsley Plantation, Jacksonville Reviews
This national park has picturesque scenery with plant and animal life all around you. I visited this historic landmark on a school field trip with my son's 4th grade class. The trails are a bit rough, but the view from them is worth the trek. I would recommend visiting early morning or in the cooler months.
Great history on a beautiful waterfront property. If arrive by boat BEWARE . There are no "No Wake" signs, not that would be respected or enforced.. A popular sand bar just east is loaded by unsafe, irresponsible boaters. The Kingsley dock is being destroyed and boats there could be damaged. We have stopped at this dock multiple times. Perhaps just don't plan to stop during weekends or holidays. But other than this issue Kingsley Plantation is incredible National Park site.
Absolutely wonderful home tour with the very knowledgeable Park Ranger Tim Donald. Incredibly interesting learning more about Free blacks and Spanish Florida as well as the manufacture of Indigo. The plantation and slave homes are in very good shape for the age and coastal region. There are tall Palmettos on the property that were planted by Anta Kingsley and her daughter Sarah. The water here was the bluest I've seen in northeast Florida. The drive in and out to the tip of St George Island is an opportunity to gaze upon Florida without human influence. Stunning nature surrounds you. Well worth the drive and free admission. Be sure to call a few days ahead to reserve your spot on the home tour which fills up quickly as they only allow ten people per tour and the tours are only held on Saturday and Sunday at 11 and 3, to preserve the home. Great for kids that can calmly listen to storytellers. Highly recommend.
Beautiful place. Interesting information. Our groups ages we're 8,10,37, & 56 and we all enjoyed it
Really cool spot of history. Oldest plantation house in Florida still standing. There is a really nice and informative welcome center with restrooms. A long dirt road to get there but it is worth it to see and learn about.
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