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Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

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3708 Patten Avenue
Ellenton, Florida 34222

(941) 723-4536

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Gamble Plantation house, large white  columns and porch, with overhanging tree branch.

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Join us for a public workshop to discuss updates to the unit management plan for these parks:
Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park: Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573. Madira Bickel Mound State Historic Site and Judah P. Benjamin Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park: Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at Palmetto City Hall, 516 8th Avenue West, Palmetto, FL 34221. More information.

 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 9:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.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.