Located on Fort George Island in northern Jacksonville, Kingsley Plantation is a historic cotton plantation where the home of slave-owner Zephaniah Kingsley and the ruins of 25 tabby slave cabins dating from the first half of the nineteenth-century still stand. The plantation grounds are located along the scenic Ft. George River and surrounded by the vast preserved lands of the Timucuan National Ecological & Historical Preserve. Visitors can walk through various old buildings on the site and read from a number of informational displays to learn about what life was like for the slave men, women, and children who were forced to work this land so long ago. Kingsley Plantation is maintained by the National Park Service and features a visitor center/gift shop.
FT. GEORGE RIVER