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Address: 11 Magnolia Ave, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-2827
Phone Number: 800-356-8222
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European America....

Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European America. Your History Starts here! Drink the legendary waters. See Stars in the Planetarium. Hear a Spanish Cannon roar. Visit the Timucua Indian Village. Learn the Archaeological History of the site. From Timucua Indians living at this site for 4,000 years to Spanish Explorers arriving in 1513 to Smithsonian institute Archaeological Digs starting in 1934, the hisotry is amazing. Guests have been visiting this important site since 1871. Now you can too. Don't miss it!

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Feed the Peacocks, drink from the fountain of youth, see reinactments, dig for treasures.

After living in St. Augustine for many years, this is still a place I take each out of state guest. I finally bought the season pass, so I can take my grandson to feed the... read more

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It wouldn't be so bad if it hadn't cost so much. The demonstrations are nice but still don't justify the cost. Plus, it was really hot and no shade or seating while listening to the demos. Of all the places we went to, here and the pirate museum felt like the biggest waste of money, while the fort, jail, and... More 

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St. Augustine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After living in St. Augustine for many years, this is still a place I take each out of state guest. I finally bought the season pass, so I can take my grandson to feed the peacocks. He is almost 3 yrs. old and asks to ''go feed peacocks". That is the only thing he enjoys in the park other than... More 

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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice place to visit with kids. Our 12 and 9 year old children loved the actors and demonstrations, especially the one by Donny and Diego. They did a phenomenal job making us feel as though we were a part of the action 450 years ago.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think it's over rated. Yes they show you how to use a rifle and shoot the cannon, but outside of that, not too much to offer.

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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The fountain was sweet, 2 indoor shows about how the Europeans landed in the US. Grounds were covered with tons of 1500s things that they used to live off of including old weapons and a cannon. Definitely must see

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Lilburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At first, I bought the ticket with low expectations, thought it would be very cheesy. I couldn't have been more wrong! This is a very important archaeological site, with ancient artifacts, re-enactments, great signage, and awesome docents. It is laid out very well, and I could have easily spent much more time here. The peacocks only added to the wonder.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well don't waste your money on this place. I was so disappointed with the lack of things to see and do here. My 11 and 13 year old told us man that was a waste of time and money. But if you want to see some Peacocks this is the place to go.

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FOYexplorer, Public Relations Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this review

Dear Devan G, I regret that you couldn't find anything to do on our 15 acre site. Because we host around a quarter million guests every year (and everyone expects something different), I'm not sure what you expected to see, but I can assure you that you can find literally a hundred things to do both inside and outside our... More 

Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

nice place to visit , also take the city tour bus, the canon firing is a sight to behold. should definitely visit .

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went largely to drink the water, but enjoyed show that told history of Spanish settlement, the blacksmith shop that showed how hooks were made to hang clothes on--surprised after making put in water to cool and was cool when passed around. Firing of fort's cannon heard several times while there, and heard and saw peacocks roaming thru park. The gift... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fountain of youth was interesting place. I wasn't sure what was there. You can see fountain of youth where you can taste the water. They had nice park and path( bridge?) to the ocean. There were many peacock and it was nice too. There was a souvenir shop also. We didn't go but there is also place to eat( I... More 

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