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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 25 May 2016 via mobile

Flagler College is so full of history that it is a real attraction in its own right. The story of Henry Flagler and how and why he built on this location is captivating. The city of St. Augustine has done a fantastic job of preserving...More

Thank Momike55
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Gorgeous campus and buildings. Certainly, in a city that offers al, a college student, all one could want. Don't have a clue how that translates academically.

Thank john w
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The campus was so beautiful! It was easy to get around and had a lot to offer. The town was a short few blocks away.

Thank Lisa5701
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Flagler College was once a Hotel built by Henry Flagler. No expense was spared. There are guided tours on the weekends. Convenient to all the other attractions in St. Augustine.

Thank sandyharv
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning grounds. The stone work and attention to detail is beautiful. Definitely worth a visit. So much history

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise to visit here. It was breathtaking inside and the Tiffany stained glass windows were amazing. This is a great tour to take if you want to stop by the Lightner Museum afterwards.

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We had no idea what to expect and were blown away by the beauty and history of this place. The tour guide was very passionate and knowledgable and they gave us compete freedom to take pictures. Amazing experience, one hour tour is worth every penny

Thank mbms13
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A student docent will give an overview of the original building which was a "gilded age" hotel back in the early 1900s. Beautiful decor in the entrance and a gorgeous "dining hall" for the students. Very interesting history of the collage.

Thank dandgski
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We entered the college from the back side just because of the beautiful structure. We did not know there was a tour available, but entering the lobby area saw we could actually take a tour. This included seeing the ballroom, dining room and other areas...More

Thank cmyberns
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Originally Flagler's luxury hotel, the architecture and historic importance make it worth your time.

Thank Chris H
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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