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Flagler College

74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4342
+1 904-823-3378
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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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74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4342
+1 904-823-3378
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This former hotel for the super rich is now a college. The building and grounds are beautiful. It would be a shame to visit Saint Augustine and not stop to see it. The tour of the building is worth taking so you can see the...More

Thank Gretchen P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After touring this historic and truly stunning campus, I don't know why anybody would want to go any other school! From the millions of dollars worth of Tiffany stained glass, to the marble stairway, imported from Italy, and the 24 karat gold leaf painted ceilings......More

Thank survivor5804
Reviewed yesterday

If like stain glass windows this is the place to go. Great tours. The architectural is fabulous. The history is pretty amazing also.

Thank roxaneh750
Reviewed yesterday

Wasn't sure what to expect, but thoroughly enjoyed this tour, conducted by Rose, a sophomore at the college. She was terrific: lively and infomative about history, architecture, and cultural norms of the era. The building itself is unbelieavable, comparable to a chateau visit in France.

Thank Jess E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stained glass in the dining room, and the grand entry to the hotel now college perhaps waqs the highlight. Try to plan to see dining room mid morning while sun shines through the original Tiffany windows

1  Thank 686erikc
Reviewed 2 days ago

On our first visit I went reluctantly - my wife wanted to see the college and I simply couldn't imagine that it would be anything but boring. I was wrong - it is fascinating. The architectural detail and how quickly the place was built is...More

1  Thank roadwarrior1161
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see if you go to Saint Augustine what Henry Flagler built back in the 1800 is unbelievable from the outstanding wood crafting to the $30 million collection of original Tiffany glass and ceilings painted and 23 carat gold paint, cannot say...More

Thank backflow55
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A little bit of history with a little bit of nature. Glad I went! If you're feeling energetic climb to the top 219 steps… You may even get a certificate for completing it, LOL

Thank sunshinegirl2526
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did not go on the tour, but just wandered through the lobby. It is stunningly beautiful and the craftsmanship is amazing. Even if you just walk through on your way to other places, it's so worth stopping here.

Reviewed 2 days ago

The tours are led by senior year students and you can see the pride they have in the school. They do a great job telling the amazing history of Mr. Flagler and the city and how he built the hotel. The tour is not that...More

1  Thank Calef71
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How long does the tour typically last? Steps? Inside or outside or both?
June 3, 2017|
Response from Carmen L C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, our tour with teenagers lasted around 45 mins. There were some stairs to enter the main Lobby, not sure if w/c ramp was an option. I did see an elevator, but, it was not part of the tour. Hope my... More
What about parking if you are Handicapped?
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Danielle R | Reviewed this property |
Handicap parking is free in the parking garage at the visitor center and in city owned lots, garage parking requires ID, my husband did not have his but they accepted mine
Where can we park our car in the area for a day?
March 24, 2017|
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Response from Flaglers_Legacy | Property representative |
Because we are located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, we suggest the Historic Downtown Parking Facility adjacent to the Visitor Information Center at 10 South Castillo Drive. For more information about parking in... More