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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2827
+1 800-356-8222
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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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  • Average16%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2827
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"beautiful peacocks"
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"drink the water"
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"ponce de leon"
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"cannon firing"
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"indian village"
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"discovery globe"
in 55 reviews
"feel younger"
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"water tastes"
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"peacocks roaming"
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"weapons demonstration"
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"native americans"
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"gift shop"
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"nice place to visit"
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"lots of history"
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"walk around"
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"history lesson"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is nice visit, a lot of history and plenty to do and see. We drank from the spring I let you know if it works.

Thank JBMAG
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its mire than just the Fou taun if Youth...they have a planetarium and a movie about the,area. The guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. Plus, they had an Indian Village on premises that had authentic Native American lodges which was very cool. Lastly, they had a...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lot of walking but very cool experience. Got to watch a blacksmith presentation, learned peacocks can fly and drank from the fountain of youth.

Thank etadcox
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is very, very dated. The displays and the technology is from the 50's. But our children, in there 20's, had a blast because of this. It's a typical tourist trap, but it may be a must do, just because.More

Thank Davidamy617
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FOYexplorer, Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are so sorry that we did not do a better job explaining the history of the Park to you! The first few exhibits date from our earlier days, when we were one of the few attractions in the state. The technology in out Globe...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is awesome. So much history. We drank from the stream and watched a crossbow , Canon and musket demonstration. Feed the squirrels pigeons and peacocks

Thank bevmik
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Variety of exhibits from the fountain, planetarium, Native American exhibit, blacksmithing demo, cannon firing, and not to mention the beautiful peacocks that you can feed. We had a teen and 7yo and both enjoyed the exhibits. Would recommend to anyone who appreciates history.

1  Thank Kbass
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We greatly enjoyed our recent visit to the park after having driven past it for years in our previous many trips to St. Augustine. If you are interested in the area's history, you will not be disappointed. Engaging re-enactors and friendly employees - and lots...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice park. Interactive experience, good for families.lots of beautiful peacocks everywhere. Planetarium with a 13 minute show.

Thank Stellasfellas50
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit of a tourist trap but did have some good attractions. The old firearms, cannons and blacksmith shops were informative. The grounds are lovely. The fountain is a joke. Wouldn't go back but enjoyed it for what it was.

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fountain of youth is a nice place to visit if you love history and you do get to taste a freshwater spring oil from the aqua four which is supposed to be the fountain of youth they give tours and give presentations while you’re...More

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Susan S
April 23, 2018|
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We do have many paved pathways, but do also have a few that are still sand and some that are mulch. There are some areas that would be difficult with a scooter or walker.
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Alan Z
March 4, 2018|
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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park: Very dog friendly - See 2004 traveler reviews, 1221 candid photos, and great deals for St. Augustine, ... Ranked #26 of 189 things to do in St ...
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We paid about $14 each - the senior price!
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