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Flagler College

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Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-6481
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Description: Flagler College's historic campus is located just four miles from the...
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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Flagler College is one of the best places to visit in St. Augustine. Being the oldest city in American if you do not visit Flagler college you will miss a wonderful piece of... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Flagler College is one of the best places to visit in St. Augustine. Being the oldest city in American if you do not visit Flagler college you will miss a wonderful piece of history! The artwork is phenomenal and architectural design is beautiful. Strongly considering having my children attend one day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Make sure you take this tour. It is well worth the small fee, which goes to the college. You will wish you went to college here, just to be in the beautiful buildings and the city!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have been to Flagler college during previous visits. This time we brought our friends. Our tour guide Dan who was a student spoke well and was very informative. The tour is short and you don't see many rooms but what you do get to see especially the dining hall are remarkable for both its style and history. This former... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The college is under construction right now but we where allowed to do a walk around inside and it is stunning. I'm glad this time we went inside. Alot to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful campus - worth seeing esp. If you enjoy history and architecture. Construction ongoing - would like to visit once completed.

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Andersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our tour given buy John was excellent, who was a student there. The tour lasted about 40 minutes and we were allowed to take pictures throughout. No flash in ladies parlor. The amount of Tiffany Glass was astonishing, leather steps and hand painted murals are all priceless treasures of this college. Would go back in a heart beat. My daughter... More 

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Brandon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful campus!!! John was an excellent tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and very clear. Loved the Tiffany glass!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The tour guide was a communications student which was helpful because she was very articulate! We enjoyed seeing the Tiffany glasswork, leather floors and learning that back in the day when the Ponce de Leon Hotel was built in 1887 by Henry Flagler you could only stay by invitation and the cost was $975 per day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend the tour. Our tour guide May was extremely knowledgeable and did an excellent job. This place is breathtaking. I could have taken the tour a second time and not have been bored. Well worth the money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful building but as visitors we can only enter the lobby. The rest of the building is for students only. It seems the dining room is superb

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Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-6481
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine

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