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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2827
+1 800-356-8222
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Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European America. Your History Starts here! Drink the legendary waters. See Stars in the Planetarium. Hear a Spanish Cannon roar. Visit the Timucua Indian Village. Learn the Archaeological History of the site. From Timucua Indians living at this site for 4,000 years to Spanish Explorers arriving in 1513 to Smithsonian institute Archaeological Digs starting in 1934, the hisotry is amazing. Guests have been visiting this important site since 1871. Now you can too. Don't miss it!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2827
+1 800-356-8222
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do not skip the Fountain of Youth when visiting St. Augustine!! It is so interesting and the grounds are simply beautiful!! Take a sip of the water they provide from the fountain. Listen to the tour guides & watch the movie. Walk around and take...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was excited to visit the Fountain of Youth while on a recent visit to St. Augustine. The visit began with a drink from the fountain and some historical information from an employee/exhibits. Unfortunately, it was down hill from there. We viewed each building (the...More

Thank Stephen P
FOYexplorer, Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are sorry you were less than impressed with our Park! Most guests spend several hours viewing our shows, interacting with our reenactors and portrayors, and enjoying the views from our watchtower and riverwalk. We apologize if your visit to the springhouse did not include...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

what a fun place with lots of history you can just wonder around the park a must stop of course is to drink from the fountain of youth!!!

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a really beautiful place with lots to see. The water is what probably killed Ponce de Leon while he was looking for the fountain of youth, it really tasted bad. Many activities like the planetarium (which was closed during our visit) the exhibitions...More

Thank Oscar S
Reviewed 3 days ago

interesting place, first time in our life we saw a white peacok,i drinked the water,so far no change yet?

Thank joe s
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the outside it looks like a joke but it is not.First off do not drink the water it is filled with sulfur.Go see a presentation because they are full of history.The cannon firing is neat because the show and tell about the cannon.Overall it...More

Thank wqu
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I wanted to like this more than I did. It didn't help that it was super hot. The grounds were clean and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. My favorite exhibit was the blacksmith. We enjoyed seeing and feeding the beautiful peacocks that roam...More

Thank Jacqui E
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an interesting visit, the staff was friendly and we enjoyed all the beautiful peacocks roaming around. The shows are a hit or miss.

Thank Tiffanni A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great park with lots of live demonstrations and staff. Make sure to see the firing of the cannon. It is more than just the Fountain of Youth!! Wild peacocks roam the park.

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Fountain of Youth" is just a small part of the experience here. Learn about the Timucuan who lived here and how they interacted with the different Europeans encountered. Costumed guides provide excellent information on the life of the natives and early settlers. My favorite...More

Thank Cajun_D
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3 June 2017|
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Response from mountain22 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the exhibits are outside, except for two or three. Best time to go early in the morning and if possible avoid weekends. Good luck
30 October 2016|
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Response from FOYexplorer | Property representative |
Dear Kearhartkbds: Out of 17 exhibits, the only one damaged is the Founders Riverwalk Pier, which we are repairing. Since it goes 600 feet out into the bay, it was hit by debris. Its...curvy now. :) Everything else is... More
28 September 2016|
Response from FOYexplorer | Property representative |
Dear Smedley49: We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express. We have Parking spaces for 200 cars and 10+ buses/RVs. Parking is free when you buy Park tickets from us. We fire our cannon daily (weather... More