Fodor's Expert Review Kingsley Plantation

Fort George Island Historic Home

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. Take a self-guided tour of a barn and 23 tabby (a concretelike mixture of sand and crushed shells) slave houses to learn about the lives of the people who labored here. Weekend open-house hours are available, yet limited from 10 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm to protect the structure.

Historic Home Free

Quick Facts

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


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed Mon. and Tues.

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