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Kingsley Plantation Garden Maintenance

June 13, 2024

Every Sunday morning in June, volunteers can help to clean up the historic garden at Kingsley Plantation. Join us from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 11676 Palmetto Ave. to help with weeding, planting and general cleanup. Volunteers, please wear closed-toe shoes, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a hat. Also, if you have work gloves, bring them … Read more

Kingsley Plantation Garden Maintenance

June 13, 2024

Every Sunday morning in June, volunteers can help to clean up the historic garden at Kingsley Plantation. Join us from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 11676 Palmetto Ave. to help with weeding, planting and general cleanup. Volunteers, please wear closed-toe shoes, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a hat. Also, if you have work gloves, bring them … Read more

Kingsley Plantation Garden Maintenance

June 13, 2024

Every Sunday morning in June, volunteers can help to clean up the historic garden at Kingsley Plantation. Join us from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 11676 Palmetto Ave. to help with weeding, planting and general cleanup. Volunteers, please wear closed-toe shoes, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring a hat. Also, if you have work gloves, bring them … Read more

Kingsley Heritage Celebration

December 22, 2023

A day with performers, speakers, booths, living history demonstrations, and ranger-led site tours that will culminate with a nighttime luminary ceremony. All events are free and open to the public. Presented by Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s Trail Team helped with shoreline restoration at Kingsley Plantation

February 23, 2023

The Timucuan Parks Foundation Trail Team volunteers recently took part in a project at Kingsley Plantation to help stabilize the shoreline and restore habitat by building and repairing reef molds made from recycled oyster shells. Together with students from the University of North Florida and the National Park Service’s Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve rangers, the volunteers spent the morning … Read more

Kingsley Heritage Celebration

January 15, 2023

Learn about Kingsley Plantation during the Kingsley Heritage Celebration on Saturday, February 25. With the theme “Living History,” event activities will include living history and historic weapons demonstrations. All events are free and open to the public. Presented by Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

Kingsley Heritage Celebration

January 14, 2023

Explore and learn about Kingsley Plantation during the return of the Kingsley Heritage Celebration on Saturday, February 18. Titled “Homecoming,” event activities will include tours of the Planter’s house, kid’s crafts, pop-up Ranger programs, opening remarks, Pan-African drumming and dancing, and descendant Peri Frances’ presentation “Homecomings: Stories from a Journey to Senegal.” Al events are free and open to the … Read more

Healthy Living: Hike Into History

April 23, 2020

NOW A VIRTUAL HIKE USING ZOOM. Timucuan Parks Foundation, in partnership with AARP Jacksonville, is hosting monthly Wednesday walks in Jacksonville’s parks and preserves. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans brought to the U.S. Join the National Park Service for a tour of the Planter’s House, the slave cabins, and the grounds of Kingsley Plantation … Read more

Healthy Living: Hike Into History

April 23, 2020

NOW A VIRTUAL HIKE USING ZOOM. Timucuan Parks Foundation, in partnership with AARP Jacksonville, is hosting monthly Wednesday walks in Jacksonville’s parks and preserves. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans brought to the U.S. Join the National Park Service for a tour of the Planter’s House, the slave cabins, and the grounds of Kingsley Plantation … Read more

Healthy Living: Hike Into History

February 13, 2020

RESCHEDULED TO 4/29/20 AS A VIRTUAL HIKE. Timucuan Parks Foundation, in partnership with AARP Jacksonville, is hosting monthly Wednesday walks in Jacksonville’s parks and preserves. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans brought to the U.S. Join the National Park Service for a tour of the Planter’s House, the slave cabins, and the grounds of Kingsley … Read more