Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gamble Plantation

Today we visited Gamble Plantation in Ellenton, Florida. For those that know what I'm talking about, this is the same place where our retreat was this past year. It was the plantation house of a wealthy sugar cane plantation owner, Richard Gamble. It is the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. The Confederate Secretary of State Judah Benjamin is believed to have stayed in one of the rooms in the house.The kitchen where they were cooking food. This was fascinating to me.The porches were just incredible:A rope bed:
They were having an open house to raise funds, so they had many people dressed in period costume there to share information which made it very interesting.
And of course, we have to check out the muscial instruments. A jam session on a mountain dulcimer:

3 comments:

unschoolermom said...

I love history! That looks like a fantastic experience! And I love the dulcimers!

Kandy

Mette Guillaume said...

This look really fun and interesting. I just LOVE the dresses - too bad you can't really go around wearing one of those now..:)

Mette

Barb said...

How come we didn't know about that last summer? Darn. But it reminds me of a plantation we visited in Charleston. I love Austin's gravitation to all stringed instruments!