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Address: 74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4342
Phone Number: +1 904.823.3378

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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Amazing Architecture

I just went to see the architecture, and it was amazing. I highly recommend you observe the architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I just went to see the architecture, and it was amazing. I highly recommend you observe the architecture.

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Tours done by students as well the money is used for the student body,ours was very knowledgeable and well spoken,more of the history,which filled in some more of the story of the town

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Absolutely stunning architecture inside and out. The majority of the building is closed off to visitors, but worth the stroll through. Tours are worth the history lesson as well.

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Beautiful buildings, lots of history. Within walking distance. Must see while visiting St Augustine.

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Always my favorite part of the school trip. I love seeing the historical aspects of the college knowing all the famous hands that went into building it. We end our tour in the dining hall and the kids love how the "cafeteria" is so fancy. We always have a great tour guide who knows all the historical facts. So much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently took a wonderful Historic Tour of Flagler College, originally Henry Flagler's Ponce de Lion Hotel. The college itself is breathtaking with the iconic architecture. Our tour guide Blake did a fantastic job. He was very knowledgeable while making the tour fun and interesting! St. Augustine is full of amazing things to see and do, but I would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour offered by the college takes you into the current dining hall and girls dormitory at Flagler College. The tour starts outside to look at the decorative elements on the outside of the building. Thankfully we then moved into the Air Conditioned front entrance, the former check-in area of the Ponce de Leon Hotel. The guide for my tour... More 

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Very reasonable cost for access to the opulence of the former Ponce de Leon hotel built by Henry Flagler in the gilded age.

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You will be amazed by the buildings inside and out!!! And the stain glass is a must see along with the woodwork. Make sure and check the scheduled guided tours as these are very limited.

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Flagler College occupies the former Ponce de Leon Hotel built by Henry Flagler in 1888 to cater to the wealthy Gilded Age visitors from the northeastern U.S. The result is a beautiful urban campus with architecture unusual for an academic institution. One of the attractions us the large collection of Tiffany stained glass windows. Unfortunately they are in the dining... More 

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