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Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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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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Enjoyed this tour. Actual Flagler students conduct tour and ours was very knowledgeable about the history of this 127 year old building that used to be a hotel.

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed this tour. Actual Flagler students conduct tour and ours was very knowledgeable about the history of this 127 year old building that used to be a hotel.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A hour tour of the luxury hotel, now coed college that was built by industrialist Henry Flagler Co founder of Standard Oil. The hotel was ahead of its time as it had DC power 3 years before the White House! Elegant woodwork, mosaic tile and gold gilding.

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Flagler College is an impressive work of art, built on a beautiful piece of property right in downtown St. Augustine. It's hard to miss, but make sure not to miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This tour might make you want to go back to college. Amazing campus and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don’t miss the Flagler College tour, which offers a 10am and 2pm tour daily. There is no need to book in advance. The wood carvings, mosaic floors, beautiful gardens with a fountain/frog statues that is actually a sundial, Tiffany stained glass windows, chandeliers and murals will surely impress. The college was once the former Ponce de Leon Hotel, built by... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great building in the old days a exclusive grand hotel collage today. the construction is stunning, beautiful windows in the dining room, beautiful sealing in the foyer. It makes you feel like in the old days.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed viewing all the articles that he had acquired over the years on his travels here and abroad!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't do the group tour, but walked around on our own. The inside was really ornate and pretty. The grounds are really nice to walk around too. We spent about 25 minutes exploring on our own.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As a local, I've taken the student lead tour and shared the road with the tours that travel the streets of Historic St. Augustine. The history is wonderful to learn no matter which method you choose. But recently, my daughter started college at Flagler and I was amazed at how friendly and helpful the administrators, staff members and teachers were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the tour today. If you love amazing architecture, this is the place to go. We were in awe the whole time. Priceless Tiffany windows, wood carvings Tiffany chandeliers, murals, mosaic floors, grand staircase and beautiful gardens.

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