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


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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?

Historic drawing of a Timucua man with his hair in a top know

Timucua warriors wore their hair in a top knot, which made them appear taller. Historic drawings of Timucua and French contact show the Timucua to be of greater stature than the French. More...