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Fort George Island Cultural State Park

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Address: State Road A1A, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Phone Number: +1 904-251-2320
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Not only historical but a beautiful view of the intracoastal waterways.

Take the ferry from Atlantic beach to make it extra special, make a right and Fort George is on the left. Road is dusty but no potholes. Bring a picnic and enjoy the water view... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Gloria K
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Take the ferry from Atlantic beach to make it extra special, make a right and Fort George is on the left. Road is dusty but no potholes. Bring a picnic and enjoy the water view and birds. Little Talbot down the road.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

When you leave the pavement and enter the park, a nice dirt road takes you back to where the plantation gate was. As you enter there's a small home that Kingsley built for his concubine of African royalty. Which by the way after a number of years he released her with enough money for her to travel to South America,... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Went with a college "field trip" Our teacher of course specialized in Florida history, but the staff was also top notch and very friendly and informative. The views themselves are amazing and it is one thing to read about and "understand" the terrible conditions of the slaves, but its another when you can feel the heat, humidity, desolatino of the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Long dirt road takes you back to when life was simplier. The Kingsley plantation is full of historical facts on slavery and life on a plantation. Beautiful views of the waterways also.

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Palos Hills, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I was so surprised that this gem of history was hidden so far deep in the woods. If you are near this area you should stop in. First thing - go directly to the visitor's center (which is hidden behind the main house) and get a audio recording of the planation, its history, its people and how they lived. The... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Zechariah Kingsley's plantation from the early 1800s. Under Spanish Florida this was a working farm of 1000 acres. In the 1900s it reverted back to forest. The house is undergoing structural repair so it's not currently open however, you can see the kitchen house, barn and what's left of some of the slave quarters. It's a beautiful, semi remote location... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

It's a really beautiful area with lots of history. You can see some of the old buildings as they were. It really is rather beautiful especially the nature part of it as well

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Free to the public, dog friendly (must be on leash). To get to the plantation I found that it was well marked and easy to find. The plantation is set back about 2 miles and it's all dirt road. One car lane and someone needs to pull over to pass. I would recommend a place to see. All ages would... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Were they built houses out of what they had sea shells ruff cut lumber history boils out of everything there

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Thank Alan C
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This place has so much history!! Everyone child and adult needs to visit. The Kingsley Plantation is a beautiful property.

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