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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 September 15, 2015

Amazing place and interesting history. Student lead tours. The leader of our tour was really into it. You don't actually get to see much of the building but is is still worth seeing.

Thank Greg_and_Maria2
Reviewed September 15, 2015

Amazing architecture, picture perfect grounds. This college is a special place in a quaint city. It is worth a walk around and a possible college visit.

Thank Pete D
Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is one of the tours in St Augustine that I tell people not to miss. The college is beautiful, the Tiffany glass is phenomenal and the history is intriguing. Students lead the tours so that just makes it more special.

Thank Ping0225
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing place! The tour is worth the wait. They usually do 2 tours daily.one at 10am & one at 2pm. Beautiful grounds,buildings & staff. The cafeteria is to die for, the most amazing stained glass I've ever seen. Just absolutely amazing!

Thank PGPioneers
Reviewed September 13, 2015

During the Labor day weekend, I had the chance to see the former Ponce de Leon hotel and go on a tour of the building. Since Labor day weekend was also the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine, there was a lot of people on the...More

Thank CenFLGuy
Reviewed September 12, 2015

WoW what a history Saint Augustine has! Who knew and everyone is very proud to share it with us. We went on the tour of the College/Museum and told of the history of a great man and his legacy. I cannot possibly relay to you...More

Thank tctommy
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Gorgeous building! While the tour is short and you don't see much of the interior (tour covers the courtyard, foyer, dining hall, and reception room), you learn some interesting history and get to see the beautiful Tiffany windows and some beautiful antiques. Look for a...More

Thank Moops
Reviewed September 11, 2015

The campus is beautiful and well maintained. The halls and rooms available for visitors and large and cool, no matter the summer heat. Fascinating place to visit. It feels like you are stepping back in time. Bring your lunch and eat on the back lawn.

Thank Two2FortheRoad
Reviewed September 10, 2015

Flagler originally built this as a hotel for the very rich to come in the summer. They paid the equivalent of $100,000 for 3 months up front in cash - no refunds if you left early. interesting tour

Thank bookrec
Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

This review is based on the looks of the campus not of the college itself. The campus is absolutely gorgeous!! THE best looking I've seen yet. The whole city is full of gorgeous buildings and is full of history. We walked around ourselves as opposed...More

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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