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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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We actually stopped here to use the restroom and found ourselves in aw of the building. Definitely a step back in time. Worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We actually stopped here to use the restroom and found ourselves in aw of the building. Definitely a step back in time. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I would go to school here if I could. Beautiful campus. Love the architecture and the grounds. Many Tiffany stain glass windows.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building,garden and fountain. The student give the tours and are very proud of the building. The Tiffiny windows are breathtaking. Wish we could have seen all of the rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

No matter how many times you visit Flagler College you always see something new. The inside dome ceilings are exquisite and the tile floors are stunning. The history of this college and Henry Flagler influence is fascinating. The outside courtyard is lovely in its symmetry and history. This facility is well worth the tour.

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Saint Augustine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The guided tour of the main structure of Flagler College is one of the most interesting tours I have ever been on & the building is beautiful. Just walking around the campus is also worthwhile. It is a college like no other - especially since you would not expect to see this type of architecture in Florida, of all places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We took our grandson to school at Flagler. What gorgeous surroundings! Having been built as a high end hotel with Tiffany windows and incredible architecture, any student should be inspired and motivated. Tours are available and are hosted by Ambassador students. I highly recommend it.

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Upon deciding what to do in St. Augustine we decided to take just one tour and we took the Flagler College tour. The tour guide, a student, was very insightful and animated. The price was reasonable for entry. This used to be a grand hotel so it was interesting to now see it as a college. Tuition they stated was... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Take this tour first, then visit the other museums in the area. The student guide was knowledgeable. Fascinating!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a family gathering at St. Augustine this year. It's the oldest town in the United States and this year in September is it's 450 birthday. Visiting the Flagler College is a must!....so much history involved in the luxurious hotel by 1885 now an outstanding college. Gardens are being prepared for the events' celebrations, however you can see how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting St. Augustine, the Flagler College tour is a must do. Inexpensive, this student guided tour includes a short video and gives a brief overview of the history of this amazing hotel turned institution of higher learning. It literally sucks you back in time to an era when the town was a remote, rich man's paradise and... More 

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