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Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: +1 904-829-6481
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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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As a former professor there, I highly recommend a tour through the beautifully preserved buildings. It is an important part of the city and is an excellent contribution to the... read more

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As a former professor there, I highly recommend a tour through the beautifully preserved buildings. It is an important part of the city and is an excellent contribution to the community. The faculty and students and staff are friendly and helpful. Don't miss it!

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The Flagler College grounds are beautiful. You feel as if you are taking a step back in time as you enter. My boys and I enjoyed looking around and wish we had allotted more time for this.

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While in St. Augustine, don't hesitate to spend 60-90 minutes take the Flagler College tour. . This former hotel for the wealthy at the turn of the 20th century has now become a college. Loved that the current college students lead the tour. Though you won't see a "room" but many venues such as the dining room, ballrooms include such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Henry Flagler spared no expense building his Ponce De Leon Hotel. An absolutely magnificent structure that is now days Flagler College. There are several daily tours which are extremely informative regarding the architecture of the building, art design, Tiffany Glass windows, furniture itself and much more. The grounds and gardens are beautifully maintained. Hard to imagine at one time Flagler... More 

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Flagler College is a feast for the eyes with it's amazing architecture and style. If you are visiting the downtown area of Saint Augustine, you owe it to yourself to leisurely stroll the campus and take in all it has to offer. We viewed it through the trolley tour and had a great time, but I believe the college also... More 

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its a architectural marvel and very close to the lightner museum and you can do both of them in one go. this place reminds you of the ancient spanish architecture .

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We only rode by the college on the train tour but the college and grounds are beautiful! I loved hearing the story behind it being built and the beautiful building.

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Very historical - rich in history. What Flagler did for town with design and style was beautiful and charming.

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Amazing architecture, style, and beauty of the golden age. Originally the Ponce de Leon Hotel was purchased and now is a private College. Tours available.

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If your a resident or visiting St Augustine you must take the tour of Flagler College. The tour is run by students. They present an overview of the history and construction of the building as if you were a guest in the 19th century. The dining hall was very impressive with the original Lewis Tiffany stained glass windows. There were... More 

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