Kingsley Plantation

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many people came to Florida. Some, like Zephaniah Kingsley, sought to make their fortunes by obtaining land and establishing plantations. Others were forced to come to Florida to work on those plantations, their labor providing wealth to the people who owned them. Some of the enslaved would later become free landowners, struggling to keep their footing in a dangerous time of shifting alliances and politics. All of these people played a part in the history of Kingsley Plantation.

Visiting Kingsley Plantation

History of Kingsley Plantation

Kingsley Plantation Main House

The planter's home at Kingsley Plantation overlooking the Fort George River. 

NPS Photo/Darryl Herring

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