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Flagler College

74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4342
+1 904-823-3378
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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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74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4342
+1 904-823-3378
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful building. I am a tour guide in Tampa and have given many tours of our comparable Plant Hotel/University of Tampa. Entry to the Tampa U site is free and there is much more to see. There is an admission to the...More

Thank slp135
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a unique part of St Augustine history. Tiffany himself created the beautiful windows there. Edison put electric inside - I believe first place to have electric. The GOLD embellishments and Tiffany glass make it a wonderful place to see and learn about.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cool history and well worth a few dollars for a cool tour. The Tiffany history is worth it alone (who knew?).

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Top of the list when visiting St. Aug. You have history, education, art, and tourism all in one package. The Tiffany alone is worth the visit. Take the tour!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

On our first trip to St. Augustine we remarked on this beautiful College. We weren't aware there was a tour and are So Glad we took it this visit! Beautiful, Priceless place. College students give the tour and are Very knowledgeable, Interesting, Funny and Informative....More

Thank nadine q
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

:45-:60 min tours start at the top of the hour from 10-3 daily. Given by a current student, the tours include the courtyard, foyer, dining hall, and Flagler room. Beautiful place - a must do to better understand the more modern decelopment of St Augustine....More

Thank Scubagirl999
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rose was our tour guide & did a great job. The facts & all the splendor & details make this a Great tour one you wouldn't want to miss! Loved it! Thanks

Thank kdeal
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well cared for and is just beautiful. I believe that I understood that this once was a hotel and was changed to Flagler College.

Thank L A M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to do the tour but we did walk around and took pictures and read some of the bulletin boards with notes and such. Would go back next time and take the tour. The wood carvings and the painted doomed...More

Thank 4foodies2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful historic building in St. Augustine. We loved the gardens.We didn't have time for a tour but even just walking around is a pleasure

Thank Kay K
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How long does the tour typically last? Steps? Inside or outside or both?
4 June 2017|
Response from Carmen L C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, our tour with teenagers lasted around 45 mins. There were some stairs to enter the main Lobby, not sure if w/c ramp was an option. I did see an elevator, but, it was not part of the tour. Hope my... More
What about parking if you are Handicapped?
12 April 2017|
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Response from Danielle R | Reviewed this property |
Handicap parking is free in the parking garage at the visitor center and in city owned lots, garage parking requires ID, my husband did not have his but they accepted mine
Where can we park our car in the area for a day?
24 March 2017|
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Response from Flaglers_Legacy | Property representative |
Because we are located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, we suggest the Historic Downtown Parking Facility adjacent to the Visitor Information Center at 10 South Castillo Drive. For more information about parking in... More