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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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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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A must-see in St. Augustine!

For those who aren't thrilled by the commercial (aka tacky) attractions when traveling, the tour at Flagler College is a wonderful alternative! We learned so much about the area... read more

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Ogunquit, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For those who aren't thrilled by the commercial (aka tacky) attractions when traveling, the tour at Flagler College is a wonderful alternative! We learned so much about the area and its history, while touring this key historical site in St. Augustine. The student tour guide we had was wonderful and seeing the way things were designed more than a century... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What lucky students to have a lunch hall that looks like that! Beautiful building and loads of history. Takes you back to the gilded age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful colleges I have seen. You can pay the Old Town Trolley and see the whole structure of the college.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This college is housed in what was once one of the grandest hotels in North America. A magnificent Treasury of architecture and decorative arts. The dining room contains more that 70 Tiffany windows. Recent extensive restorations have building in fine pristine condition. Mere $8 to take hour long tour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I do. This was a interesting tour. Not long, about 45 minutes. Just enough. Amazing building and details.

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Damascus, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Did a toour of the college. Very knowledgeable guide but only went to 3 stops. Expected a bit more but for $8.00, a good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a tour that you should not miss while you are visiting St. Augustine. The building and history are wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The is a old Flagler Hotel which has been repurposed as a college. The grounds are marvelous in which to wander. The entrance to to college buildings are superb. The stone masonry is beautiful. the Tiffany windows and electric fixtures are lovely. The is a special place to see if one is in St. Augustine. I wonder if the college... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the tour, walk the grounds it's really hard to take it all in. For architecture lovers it's almost to much for the eyes to grasp. Students do the tour so you get a glimpse of college life at Flagler, and excellent resource for the history. This is a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a rainy day, we opted to take the tour of Flagler College. Since I've arrived in Saint Augustine, I've gained a great deal of knowledge about history and about the role that Mr. Flagler played in this community. Flagler College is breathtaking. What a beautiful building with it's wood carvings, murals, and tiles. It must have been a grand... More 

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