Welcome to Gamble Plantation Historic State Park! Come join us for a look back in time at what plantation life was like at the oldest building in Manatee County! You can escape the heat in our air-conditioned museum as well as experience what it was like to not have power in our historic 1840's Greek Revival style 10 room mansion by guided tour. The Park boasts 17 acres of manicured lawns,...
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Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
Welcome to Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
Welcome to Gamble Plantation Historic State Park.
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 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to 5 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 South.