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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
Description: 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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Yes it is a little touristy, but worth at least one visit in your lifetime;) The character actors enjoy their jobs and sharing the history. We saw the cannon firing and a gun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Brunswick, Georgia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Stay away. The absolute biggest rip off in the city. Pay your fee and walk into a field. There is a covered hole with water at the bottom. They're not even sure this is the right spot. Save your money.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes it is a little touristy, but worth at least one visit in your lifetime;) The character actors enjoy their jobs and sharing the history. We saw the cannon firing and a gun shooting. The history was amazing and the walk out to the inlet was so pretty. Sharing the same spring water with people from over 500 years ago... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This park is a little dated and cheesy. The fountain of youth is a steam of water pouring down through an iron grate. You can taste the water for free with admission (tastes like city water to me) and bottle some to take home for a charge. There are two short video/audio presentations about exploration and navigation during the 1500's... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! This is a hidden gem of St. Augustine the whole family will love. Very educational without seeming so! Fascinating information well presented. The only caveat is that the Fountain of Youth water that you can drink taste quite similar to St. Augustine's icky tap water!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful old forested park with shaded pathways. The Fountain of Youth is piping connected to an underground aquifer. OK, this is a bit hokey and dubious but I did partake of the water hoping to reverse old age ( hasn't worked so far). This park has lots of interesting exhibits including period depictions of Native American dwellings.... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We actually enjoyed this park a lot! It was very interesting and yet also relaxing. My kids, 12 and 10 really enjoyed it! They participated, and actually read on their own all about the History and listened to each of the speakers! It is worth the visit. Very impressed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great place if you love history and archaeology. It has been the site of a number of digs, and artifacts are on display in the well site. There is an ongoing dig taking place, but not on the weekend when we were there. There is a impressive demonstration of boat building taking place. The maritime volunteers have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Loved the planetarium and it makes an especially nice respite from the heat and humidity! The park itself is beautiful and made even more so by the gorgeous peacocks that roam freely. We loved the historical aspect of this site. Good stuff for kids!

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There are lots of activities to see in addition to the actual Fountain of Youth. There was a cannon firing with a bit of history as well as an antiques weapons show that shows how the weapons were used and fired. Beautiful surroundings and of course a gift shop to get your souvenirs.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The water wasnt so great but the park was terrific. Lots of demos ...including a ship being built on site!!!

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Address: Address: 11 Magnolia Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 800-356-8222
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine

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