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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2827
+1 800-356-8222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this location as part of the trolley/hop on hop off tour. There was quite a few different things to do here. They shot a cannon off during the day which was very neat.

Thank Jaime W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm always leery of places like this, and think they are tourist traps. Maybe this one is, but I loved it. There a lots of things to see, we didn't get to everything, cause we went late in the day. The fountain is really interesting,...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very cool! We had a nice talk with the woman there and she had so much information! Tried the water and it tasted kinda bad! Also it didn't work! LOL This was a good stop if only to try the water!

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens and of course you have to drink from the spring. also the globe and planterium are good short shows . then stroll out over the water on the pier. tide was out saw lots of crabs and birds.

Thank tklwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply standing next to the cannon blasting made this visit worth it. Parking is free for visitors. If you are lucky you will arrive in time to make your first stop on the tour the informative video. The Fountain of Youth is drinkable, and tastes...More

Thank Abby G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was very informative and I love the fact that it isn't archaeological site and that they reenacted Colonia living such as having a blacksmith, shooting a cannonball, the native Indian village, and of course the fountain of youth!

Thank Vanessa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I were leaving St. Augustine and decided to buy some time, so we ended up at the Fountain of Youth. First of all it is a beautiful park and while it was a great experience, the grounds are beautifully kept and I found...More

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of those been there, done that places. It's interesting, the employees are super and the scenery is pretty. You probably want to go if you've got the time but not at the expense of short changing another spot on your list. A nice...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about how Florida was discovered. Little mini exhibitions to watch and learn. Park rangers very knowledgeable. Drink from The Fountain of Youth

Thank Cemeterror
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the entrance fee. The map of the grounds was very informative and helpful. Several various demonstrations were offered at regular intervals. Unfortunately, the Planetarium was closed during our visit but we were quite pleased with our overall experience at the park. A refreshing...More

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June 3, 2017|
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Response from mountain22 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the exhibits are outside, except for two or three. Best time to go early in the morning and if possible avoid weekends. Good luck
October 30, 2016|
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Response from FOYexplorer | Property representative |
Dear Kearhartkbds: Out of 17 exhibits, the only one damaged is the Founders Riverwalk Pier, which we are repairing. Since it goes 600 feet out into the bay, it was hit by debris. Its...curvy now. :) Everything else is... More
September 27, 2016|
Response from FOYexplorer | Property representative |
Dear Smedley49: We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express. We have Parking spaces for 200 cars and 10+ buses/RVs. Parking is free when you buy Park tickets from us. We fire our cannon daily (weather... More