• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

People at Kingsley Plantation

Over the one hundred years of the plantation era on Fort George Island, hundreds of men, women, and children lived with the institution of slavery. A few were free and owned the majority of residents on the island - the enslaved workers.

At Kingsley Plantation, you can walk in the footsteps of those people, and learn their life stories. For more information on the people of Kingsley Plantation, choose:

Kingsley Family

Slave Community

Did You Know?

Cannon drawing

Jacksonville, Florida was invaded by the Union Army four separate times during the Civil War and two battles of significance were fought within the boundary of Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. More...