C'mon down and celebrate the great GAMBLE PLANTATION HISTORIC STATE PARK'S ANNUAL PLANTATION FESTIVAL this weekend!

The Gamble Plantation, an antebellum mansion once home to Major Robert Gamble and headquarters of an extensive sugar plantation- the last surviving plantation in South Florida, is now a Florida State Park that see's thousands of visitor's annually. It's long been believed that the Confederate Secretary of State, Mr. Judah P. Benjamin, made the Gamble mansion his hide-out until he could make his way safely to England. 

In 1925 the house and 16 acres were saved by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and donated to the state of Florida. Today, the mansion proudly stands in all it's glory. Totally refurbished and furnished in the mid-19th century plantation style. 

This weekend, the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park throws it's ANNUAL PLANTATION FESTIVAL! This fabulous, quinnticential gathering brings together a host of arts & crafts vendors, a school art competition, great food and drink...along with free tours of this fabulous home!  It's a terrific way to learn a little more of the history of the early settlement and times of Manatee County!

To learn more about the Gamble Plantation and the Annual Plantation Festival you can visit their website at: Gamble Plantation

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