Closures at Kingsley Plantation

A preservation staff member is hewing a sill beam for the historic kitchen house.
Ted Chambers, a member of the Great Smoky Mountains preservation team, is hewing a sill beam for the historic kitchen house at Kingsley Plantation.

The planter's home is closed durning the week due to structural concerns but people are allowed to tour in limited numbers during opening house on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 904-251-3537 for details and the latest information. The National Park Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) will be doing stabilaztion work on the sill beams of the Planter's House summer of 2024, roof work will follow. Open house touring may be impacted by these projects.

Occasional repair and stabilization projects are underway at the Kitchen House, Planter's House, and Slave Quarters.

The Kitchen House (ca. 1814), Planter's House (ca. 1798), and the ruins of 25 of the original 32 slave cabins (ca. 1814) at Kingsley Plantation are integral parts of the complex associated with the plantation life in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and with the life of Zephaniah Kingsley. The slave cabins are registered on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the most intact examples of the plantation system in Florida.

Last updated: April 11, 2024

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