Gamble Plantation Historic State Park preserves the mansion of an antebellum sugar plantation. Built in the mid-1800s, the antebellum mansion is the only one of its kind on Florida's west coast and is the oldest building in Manatee County. Come and hear the story about a way of life and an economic system that were swept away by the Civil War. Join park staff for a guided tour of the Gamble Mansion. Learn about the challenges of living on a 19th century Florida frontier sugar plantation.