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Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

#2 of 6 things to do in Ellenton Features Animals
3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
+1 941-723-4536
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FL wesr coast Antebellum sugar plantation

Built in mid-1800's on the Manatee River by Maj. Robert Gamble in now Ellenton, Fl. Easily... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Margaret C
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Great tour guide

I visited with my wife and grown up daughter on a trip away from Disney seeking some real life... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“civil war” (18 reviews)
“guided tour” (20 reviews)
“small museum” (12 reviews)
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3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222-2152
+1 941-723-4536
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Built in mid-1800's on the Manatee River by Maj. Robert Gamble in now Ellenton, Fl. Easily found. Claim to fame was one of many hiding places of Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin at end of Civil War (1865) on his escape from prosecution...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my wife and grown up daughter on a trip away from Disney seeking some real life history. We were welcomed by Jesse, our personal guide to the house and its history. A really interesting tour taking about 1 hour brought us closer...More

1  Thank JerryRiches
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in Florida history, this is a wonderful location to visit and learn. The tour was excellent and the guide was very informative. It is not easily accessible for those with walking problems, however.

1  Thank lottiewebster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have given this a five but the information center was closed on Saturday. We walked around and peeked into windows. It normally is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. As I walked around was I was saddened by the fact that the PC crowd...More

1  Thank pablocollier
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We checked the website for information on tours and made sure we arrived for the first tour to avoid the heat! Our tour guide, Jesse, was informed, well versed in both the history of Florida and the Civil War. Touring the Gamble mansion really took...More

2  Thank Linny W
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Great place for car shows as well as visiting when they have open house tours. The guides make all the difference in tours, and are very interesting. A nice shady park like setting popular with many visitors and an awesome shady location for their annual...More

1  Thank Joe J
Reviewed 9 May 2017

What a fantastic find. We spent 2 hours going on a tour and just looking around the plantation. The tour is worth every penny and be sure to allow at least 1 hour for the tour if not more. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Touring56
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Today we took the tour of the Gamble Mansion with Jesse. We have done hundreds of tours in our lifetime. Jesse was one of the best guides! He was very knowledgeable and had a nice way of presenting the information. Saw several period pieces we...More

2  Thank Joan S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

A complete waste of time. I don't have a kind word to say about the place. The mansion is small, dingy, without any interesting features. The grounds were small, dry, without any interesting features. I'm really surprised the venue received any good reviews.

1  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Anyone who loves history or architecture will enjoy this quick stop. The museum is small but informative. Tour with the Park Ranger is required if you want to see the interior of the home and is well worth the small fee. House has been restored...More

2  Thank LowMaintenanceCouple
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Jennyfer M
Are pets allowed
17 October 2016|
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Response from TampaEskymo | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. It is a state park so check their website
Joanne T
How do I find out when the tours are of the plantation? We are looking for something to do on the weekend.
17 September 2016|
Response from Rickie D | Reviewed this property |
Just check their web site we just showed up it is also posted there. If you are in area go to Desota memorial it is an awesome park a great surprise
Patricia M
What is the cost to get in?
13 September 2016|
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Response from genegrandisle | Reviewed this property |
$6 buck your is with it