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Flagler College

Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-6481
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Type: Colleges & universities, 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: Colleges & universities, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A quick one-hour tour filled with lots of fun facts about the Ponce de Leon Hotel - the site of Flagler College, which started ~1968. The tour guide, Josh, was a resident assistant (RA) - senior at Flagler college - was knowledgeable, entertaining and pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit for people who appreciate architecture and beautiful old buildings. The tours are at 10:00 and 2:00, cost $10.00, takes about an hour and are conducted by a student at the school.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

well presented historical peek into the past, informative presenters, great to see all that Tiffany glass

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed visiting Flagler College and the student led tour of the old Flagler Hotel building. We learned more about Henry M. Flagler, co-founder of Standard Oil Company and his generous gifts to the St. Augustine community. The campus is located in the heart of St. Augustine and is within easy walking distance of many of the local sights. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place. The tour was conducted by one of the students and she did a great job. Very informative. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Student led tours of several areas of Flagler College. Very informative and interesting tour with many facts about the college and how it was started. We look forward to a return tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The tiffany glass alone will draw you in and then you will see beauty all around that campus. It takes you to a different era.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing building, it's being renovated right now for two months. If you want to explore you have to go on a tour, either at 10am or 2 pm with a guide. What we saw was spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Just toured the college which was the old Ponce de Leon hotel. A lot of very interesting Flagler history. Thank you to our awesome tour guide, John, who made the tour interesting and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took a tour of the Flagler College public areas and it was truly breathtaking. I'd say it was one of the highlights of our trip! The tours are only given at 10 am and 2 pm -- you can buy a ticket at the bookstore of the college. Our tour was divided into two groups because... More 

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