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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

Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European...

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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Knowledge from the past

It's good to know the other stories about the first settlement ....and of course any aspect within it..... very recommended place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gst P

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's good to know the other stories about the first settlement ....and of course any aspect within it..... very recommended place.

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Euclid, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Much of the park is not wheelchair accessible. Many of the paths are gravel or woodchips which can be difficult. The woman selling the tickets does mention this however and only charges half price for the wheelchair user. Would recommend for a few hours as exhibits and planetarium were educational. Good gift shop open to all visitors, whether you pay... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed my time at the fountain of youth. I really enjoyed the history behind everything. I enjoyed the demonstrations. You can walk out on a long dock through the estuary. It was so pretty. I didn't enjoy my drink from the fountain. It has a sulfur smell and odd taste to me. Though you have to drink from it when... More 

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Apalachin, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here as part of our Old town trolley tour package. Really interesting. They have the alleged fountain of youth that Ponce De Leon found. They have a archaeological area were they found old buildings from the original European settlers. There are recreated Minorca villages and old world villages. There are live demonstrations throughout the park. And plenty of Peacocks... More 

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is a pretty good place to visit but kind of expensive. But very educational. It's pretty cool to actually drink from the fountain. I would recommend

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St. Augustine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Far from a kitschy attraction, Fountain of Youth is very close to where Menendez & Co. landed in 1565. The have recreated a mini fort, complete with small bore cannon, which gets fired periodically, a watchtower, a 17th century boat, built on site, a replicated chapel. Docents in period costume are frequently in attendance giving weapons demonstrations, from 17th century... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty cool to be able to access a live archaeological dig. The discovery globe was an interesting presentation. The River walk is pretty awesome to do, especially if you like bird watching. The cannon loading was fun, the reconstruction of the old mission church pretty cool too.

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Dexter, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting and has a lot of history to go with it. The presentations are good. Very good place if you have children. They were doing some construction, aAllow a couple of hours to see all demonstrations and walk entire place.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I had not been here for about 20 years so we decided to go thru it again. Very nice grounds, all the staff are extremely knowledgeable about the history & very willing to answer any questions or provide further info if you want it. The peacocks are cool to watch & feed. They have a 600' walkway... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While the grounds were quite lovely, this attraction really didn't catch our interest all that much. It would have been a lovely place for a picnic or a quite place to read or relax.

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