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Flagler College

Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32085
Phone Number: +1 904-829-6481
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Flagler College's historic campus is located just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the heart...
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This beautiful building was such a surprise, not what you would expect from such an old city, it is glorious. There's so much history to discover here and gorgeous architecture, the woodwork, stained glass. It's an easy walk from most other sights, parking is limited and they do ticket so fill the meter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful and historic, do not miss this. Take the tour for access to non-public areas and to view the Tiffany stained glass. The place drips with history and you will be transported to the opulence of the Flagler era.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Took the 1 hour tour of the college and it was worth the time and cost ($8 for seniors). The dining area reminded us all of the dining hall in Harry Potter. Well worth it. And it's right across the street from the Lightner Museum

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The tour of the Flagler is time well spent. A beautiful facility with interesting history and architectural beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Our student-led tour was interesting and Kassi, our tour guide, was pleasant and well-informed. The art and architecture are impressive, especially the Tiffany stained glass. The only drawbacks to our visit were the size of the group and some noise from the restoration workers.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We like everything since there was so much History about the area and how the rich lived in such opulence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This was one of the Grand Floridian hotels built in the late 19th century and it's now one of the most gorgeous facilities of higher learning one can imagine. It would have been absolutely fabulous to have been a guest there back in the day!

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

While the college is a beautiful landmark, I would recommend SKIPPING the Legacy Tour. The cost is $10 per person, which is a bit steep for the 30-minute duration and TWO rooms that you will be allowed to see. Also, the tour size is LARGE, too large in my opinion (...and they are more than making their fair share of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Visit the college and take the tour, it is spectacular. This is not simply a college it is a piece of history filled with amazing art work. Definitely a do not miss when visiting St. Augustine.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Took friends on this tour. Had been before and loved it. Today, there were over 40 people on the tour. The tour left out much of the facts we heard last year. The areas were too crowded to hear the guide well. The rooms were cut short because of the amount of time to move from room to room. We... More 

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