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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

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Address: 11 Magnolia Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 800-356-8222
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European America....

Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European America. Your History Starts here! Drink the legendary waters. See Stars in the Planetarium. Hear a Spanish Cannon roar. Visit the Timucua Indian Village. Learn the Archaeological History of the site. From Timucua Indians living at this site for 4,000 years to Spanish Explorers arriving in 1513 to Smithsonian institute Archaeological Digs starting in 1934, the hisotry is amazing. Guests have been visiting this important site since 1871. Now you can too. Don't miss it!

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Must watch the cannon being fired. Awesome. Kids loved it. They ran behind the many peacocks roaming loose. Loved the planetarium and to be able to see the skies that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Miami, Florida, United States

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a beautiful place. The info throughout the walk was very informative. It is a great place to learn about history.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must watch the cannon being fired. Awesome. Kids loved it. They ran behind the many peacocks roaming loose. Loved the planetarium and to be able to see the skies that the Spaniards had to guide them and how they landed there by luck. After you visit here, the stop at the Castillo makes more sense.

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Thank Francisco M
Oshkosh, WI
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is more or less a self guided walking tour, we thought it would be better than it was. We found the Franciscan church and the small village the best part, the people telling you about these places were very knowledgable . The Fountain of Youth is a spring with the water tasting very much like sulphur, the lady in... More 

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Thank CheeseheadsII
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not too impressive but some good reenactments an demonstrations. The water is disgusting to the taste.

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Mount Calvary, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a self-guided tour--walk at your leisure around the grounds--brochure gives exact times for each activity. Price very reasonable, especially if you get it as part of the trolley tour package.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Because you just have to do it. Leisurely stroll through the grounds before or after your cup of spring water. The exhibit in the spring house are a little cheesy, but the grounds are nice and the guides are informative. Watch the cannon being shot off every hour and talk to the people working on the boat building. And the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park was a great place to visit. Good for children and adults. I enjoyed talking to the people at the Native Indian exhibit and enjoyed the cannon and antique rifle displays.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good interesting place to visit calmly and in no rush at all. I recommend the medieval/renaissance weapons show and cannot shot. Really good explanations by the staff there. The souvenir shop was a little disappointing, I expected to see there more locally made art. In general, a very good attraction to visit alone, with your couple, friends of family... More 

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Newman Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at the Fountain of Youth as an 8 year old in 1961. Then I remember it as a road side attraction where there was a fountain you could drink from. It is now an archaeological park and there is so much to see!

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Panama City Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delightful attraction to visit while in St. Augustine that's rich in history and surrounded by beautiful nature. I enjoy learning about an area or attraction and the Fountain of Youth Archaelogical Park did not disappoint. I loved exploring the grounds and experiencing the natural flora and fauna. I highly recommend this attraction for a first time visitor to... More 

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