The Park Service has been making a lot of improvements to Kingsley Plantation. There are new sign posts and interpretive displays. The renovations to the house are complete enough that, for the first time, Blaze and I were able to walk around inside (DH had been inside once before).
We were lucky enough Sunday, to be walking up to the back of the house, just as a photography group finished their guided tour of the interior, so DH asked if we could go in and take pictures too.
I think I've mentioned before what an ingenious lay-out this house has. The windows on each corner of the house are there to catch the lovely breezes off of the St. Johns River, to cool the house, even before air conditioning was invented.
The very ornate chairs in the dining room are said to have belonged to Zephaniah Kingsley, but the dishes were donated by the Gibbs family (later owners of the Plantation).
If you would like to learn more about the Kingsley Plantation, posts from the last two field schools can be found by clicking on the "Kingsley" tag at the bottom of this post.