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Gamble Plantation Field Trip
April 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmU$4.00
“This antebellum mansion was home to Major Robert Gamble and headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation.
It is the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. It is believed that Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin took refuge here after the fall of the Confederacy until his safe passage to England could be secured.
In 1925, the house and 16 acres were saved by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and donated to the state. Today, the mansion is furnished in the style of a successful mid-19th century plantation.” (From the park’s website)
Guided tours of Gamble Mansion are offered six times daily – ANCHOR WILL JOIN THE 10:30 a.m. tour. Picnic tables are available and located behind the mansion. There is no entrance fee to the park, but tours are: $6 per Adult, $4 per child (6 – 12 years). Under 6 are FREE. All ages are welcome!
3708 Patten Avenue
Ellenton FL 34222