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Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number:
+1 904.823.3378
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Flagler College's historic campus is located just four miles from the...

Flagler College's historic campus is located just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of St. Augustine, Fla., the “nation’s oldest city.”The college is named for Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and partner with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil. In 1888, Flagler built the Hotel Ponce de Leon, his first in a series of luxury resorts along Florida’s east coast. A masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture and the first major poured-in-place concrete building in the United States is now known as Ponce de Leon Hall. This National Historic Landmark serves as the centerpiece for the Flagler College.The grand hotel launched the careers of young architects John Carrere and Thomas Hastings who are noted most for the New York Public Library and the House and Senate Office Buildings adjacent to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.The Edison Electric Company powered the building with steam heat and 4,000 electric lights, making the Ponce one of the nation’s first electrified buildings. Louis Comfort Tiffany is credited with the building’s interior design including the stained glass and mosaics. Murals were completed by George Willoughby Maynard and Virgilio Tojetti.The hotel was gifted to Flagler College when the institution was founded in 1968. Since then, the college has spent more than $43 million dollars restoring the historic campus and adding new buildings.

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Great Student-Lead Tour

I took the student-lead tour of the main building at Flagler College. The tour lasts about an hour and takes you into the dining room where the Tiffany glass windows are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the student-lead tour of the main building at Flagler College. The tour lasts about an hour and takes you into the dining room where the Tiffany glass windows are installed as well as the parlor. It is well worth the time and cost.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked here on our second day in SA. Being a fan of architecture, this was a must see on my part. It does not disappoint. Its utterly fascinating and beautiful. The carvings are stunning as is the rotunda in the main entrance. The downside, which is big to me, is that much is mentioned about the tiffany windows in... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed tour of Flagler College. Guides are knowledgeable and charming. The buildings are beautiful and details of Flagler and the architecture enhance the appreciation for the surroundings. The tour allows access to a ball room with Tiffany glass windows and an otherwise locked reception room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A guided tour of the Flaggler College. It was interesting to hear facts about Mr Flagger the railroad tycoon. The history of the building and points of interest. I bought a nice magnet in the giftstore.

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Melrose, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taking the tour of Flagler College is well worth your time. The inside of the building is gorgeous! The tour guide (a student) was very informative and engaging. Learning about the history of the building and seeing the wonderful ceiling and Tiffany glass was amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a student giving us the tour and was sharing some great history and information. Could set out side and just people watch for hours.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Flagler College which began as Henry Flagler's Hotel Ponce de Leon, is a beautiful campus and the main building is amazing to behold. it is now the college's freshman female dorm, but it once was the most luxurious hotel in the area. Twice a day there is a tour that takes you through the public rooms in the building. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent tour. Our guide, Branden, was kind and very knowledgeable about the history of each building. I am really keeping my fingers crossed that our daughter chooses to attend. Where else can you sleep and eat inside a historical 1800's grand hotel. It was very "Harry Potter" -esque on the inside. Wonderful small college and the staff paid attention to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I were visiting St. Augustine and we were both so taken with this beautifully impressive college campus from 1968. But it wasn't always a college. A hotel was built here in 1888, with the architects being the same that designed the House and Senate building in Washington, DC as well as the NY Public Library. I am... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a huge building, will need a lot of walking, there is a tour if you are willing to take, which will take you around and give you information about the building or answer any questions you have.

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