Gamble Plantation Historic State Park is a state park in Florida, United States, preserving the remains of a plantation built in the early 19th century. The plantation was the home of Edward Gamble, a wealthy planter and merchant, and his family. Union troops destroyed the plantation during the American Civil War, but the ruins of the main house and several outbuildings remain. The site is now a state park and a National Historic Landmark. Information can be found here.
The Gamble Plantation was built in the early 1800s by Edward Gamble, a wealthy planter and merchant. The plantation was located on the banks of the St. Johns River in northeastern Florida. The plantation encompassed about 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares) of land and had a large main house, several outbuildings, and a pier. The plantation was a prosperous enterprise, with Gamble’s family and hundreds of slaves living on the property. See here for information about The Beauty of Riverview Pointe Preserve in Florida.
Union troops destroyed the plantation during the American Civil War. Gamble’s wife and children were away from the plantation at the time of the attack, but his elderly mother was killed. The Union troops burned the main house and all of the outbuildings. The ruins of the main house and several outbuildings remain, and the site is now a state park and a National Historic Landmark.