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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2827
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All reviews beautiful peacocks drink the water ponce de leon cannon firing indian village discovery globe feel younger peacocks walking water tastes weapons demonstration native americans gift shop nice place to visit walk around lots of history history lesson great history
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Cannons being fired, blacksmiths at work, muskets ( or whatever they called their rifles were all shown - how they used to load them ( with great effort) etc. You could easily spend 4 hours there. For someone who is NOT into history this was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ldtc2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It never disappoints. Great venue for the Family and children. Many things to do and learn. Interpretative interaction from period actors.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank edbY1514GD
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great time walking around and learning history. The cannon, crossbow and flintlock gun exhibits were great. Great views from the tower.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank OSProfiler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Alto it was very cold we did walk around and saw the gun powder demo, the canyon demo. History was coming to life. The ground are beautiful with Peacocks walking the grounds. I would love to go back when it is a bit warmer.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DoloresL1
Reviewed 4 days ago

You read about these places and so much fun to visit and relive some of what you read. One cannot forget what history has to offer.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank barron301
Reviewed 6 days ago

Brought back my memories of those history lessons with Ponce de Leon. The park was clean & exhibits well marked. You can actually drink from the Fountain-corny, but we did the tourist thing. The peacocks strutting around the grounds are a nice touch & they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I learned several pieces of history in our time at the Fountain of Youth- and felt many emotions, too. Tip: pet friendly There are lots of live performances or readily available staff, dressed in period clothes, with lots of additional history to share. Take advantage...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Rhonda H
FOYexplorer, Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kudos! Smoked BBQ has amazing food! Be sure to check them out on your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the history of the area was very interesting, I think the best part was ALL the beautiful peacocks! They certainly put on a show. My husband and I watched the video in the Globe exhibit first then went back to the building with the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 84tinaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best part of Saint Augustine. Would recommend this word to everyone. Demonstrations were great and Clean grounds!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank cvieths
FOYexplorer, Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Seemed like a "must see" because of its history, and who doesn't want to take a sip from the Fountain of Youth! But the park offers sparse attractions. We weren't sorry we went, and they are commendably investing in more archeological documentation. But it was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joyce L
FOYexplorer, Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry that you did not enjoy the many exhibits, demonstrations, shows and activities we have at our 15 acre Park. Most visitors stay a minimum of 2 hours , and most stay even longer. The 3 indoor activities ( The Discovery Globe, Planetarium...More

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David N
August 27, 2018|
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Response from Andres72423 | Reviewed this property |
I think anywhere between 2-3 hours should be enough. I did about 2 hours and got to see a good portion of the park.
Susan S
April 23, 2018|
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Response from FOYexplorer | Property representative |
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.
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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1 1/2 days..What are the absolute must sees? (1 Reply)
We will be arriving in St. Augustine this next Monday for 1 1/2 days. I know that isn't very long to spend in the town, so I wanted to get your opinions of the absolute must sees while we are there. We have been before and have done the fort so no need for that again. I did get a travel book this time around and it seems we missed quite a bit during our last trip and I wanted to make the most of it this time around. We have two children who will be with us ages 2 and 6 so anything kid...More
March 26, 2008|
Response fromMahoney|
Sounds great, check out this front page of the forum as this question was answered just today. With your travel book and what is posted on here already should help you out. After all, you know yourself better than anyone and what your family particularly like. Have fun !