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Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
GAMBLE PLANTATION HISTORIC STATE PARK
GAMBLE PLANTATION HISTORIC STATE PARK
3708 Patten Avenue
Ellenton, Florida   34222

Phone: 941-723-4536
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. Guided tours of the house are given six times a day, Thursday through Monday and there are picnic tables on the grounds. The visitor center is open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday through Monday; it is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year?s Day. Located in Ellenton on U.S. 301 East.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 29 question? by Robert Marek
I have been told that you have art shows at some time in the year. Is that true? If so, how do we get on your list? Thank You.
September 30 An intriguing look at American history by martine landers
Beautiful mansion; wonderful history lesson.


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Exit 224 from I-75. Head west for 1 mile on US 301. Look for the Landmark white picket fence and turn right into the main park entrance.

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