Fodor's Expert Review Kingsley Plantation

Fort George Island Historic Home
Free

Built in 1792 by Zephaniah Kingsley, a landowner who produced Sea Island cotton, citrus, sugarcane, and corn with the aid of about 60 slaves, this is the oldest remaining cotton plantation in the state. The ruins of 23 tabby (a concretelike mixture of sand and crushed shells) slave houses, a barn, and the modest Kingsley home are open to the public via self-guided tours and reachable by bridge.

Historic Home Ruins Island Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Historic District/Site Free

Quick Facts

11676 Palmetto Ave.
Fort George Island, Florida  32226, USA

904-251–3537

www.nps.gov/timu

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Plantation house closed weekdays

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