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Kingsley Plantation

Activity Overview

Kingsley Plantation is a former plantation that is now a historic attraction within the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Visitors to this beautiful National Park are welcome to explore the plantation grounds, including the slave quarters, plantation house, garden, barn, and kitchen house. When you're done touring the plantation, you can also take some time to explore the rest of the park using its many scenic nature trails.

Things to Do

  • Take a tour of the plantation! Tour brochures for children and adults will lead you past sites that include the slave quarters, barn, kitchen, and the large plantation house, which is the oldest in Florida.
  • Don't miss the interpretive garden, which features crops that were grown on the plantation, including cotton, indigo, sugar cane, and peanuts.
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve by exploring its hiking trails once you've finished touring the plantation.

Kingsley Plantation Insider Tips

  • View its National Park Service website for directions, information on tours, and printable brochures that you can use as a guide when you visit.
  • Check out the plantation's calendar to learn about upcoming events for families that explore the history of slavery and its cultural effects.
  • Admission to the park and Kingsley Plantation is free, but other attractions in the park not run by the National Park Service do charge fees.

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