Events at Kingsley Plantation
Events at Kingsley Plantation recognize the rich culture that evolved amongst slave communities despite the severe oppression of slavery and celebrate the determination and strength of those men, women, and children. Events also examine cultural aspects of modern American society that originated in the plantation period.
Kingsley Heritage Celebration
We will host the Kingsley Heritage Celebration the last two Saturdays in February, 2013. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Timucuan Preserve. On February 16, 1988 our park became a part of the National Park Service. Music, children's crafts and more will take place this February 16, 2013 in recognition of this milestone.
The following Saturday, the 23rd will feature a living timeline of the history of Fort George Island. We are partnering with the Florida State Park Service and St. George Episcopal Church to present living history vignettes capturing the story of the inhabitants of Fort George Island. From the Timucuan Indians, to the Spanish Mission period, to the Roaring 20's this event offers something for the whole family. Stay tuned for more details to come.
Kingsley Plantation: (904) 251-3537
Did You Know?
The first translation of a Native American language into a European language – Timucuan to Spanish - occurred on lands within the Timucuan Preserve in the late 1500s. Fray Francisco Pareja did this translation at the Catholic mission of San Juan del Puerto on present day Ft. George Island. More...