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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
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11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2827
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved our visit here. We learned a lot and they made it fun. The blacksmith stopped what he wS doing and answered questions and showed us very interesting things. The man at the cannon was very knowledgeable and really helped you understand what happened...More

Thank bking2701
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not the most interesting place. We went and drank the water, watched a couple demonstrations, and that was about it. Glad we went but didn’t enjoy it that much.More

Thank matt1syd
FOYexplorer, Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so sorry that you didn't have time to take in more of the Park's offerings! We have multiple demonstrations, several indoor shows, a beautiful river walk and a watchtower that offers an amazing vantage point for views of the waterway and its wildlife....More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best thing at the fountain was the actual spring where the original fountain was. It is now a well. Water was sulphuric. The blacksmith was educational. Canon firing was cool. Indian burial grounds was nice. Reconstructed Church was interesting. This is a reproduction that...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Fountain of Youth....ahhh Yes! Drank from the spring and hope to live a long life. Another very informative place to learn more about the history of St. Augustine and the State of Florida.

Thank clarkd355
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting history here. Great little park. Easy to find on the north side of town, I think the trollys come way up here. I saw them, but not 100% if they stop, I cannot imagine that they dont?

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time here. They made some great additions to the park. They have different stations of to learn how life was in this time period. Great place to visit.

Thank Sherryj86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great park, loaded w/ history, the fountain of youth, and people who work here who are well versed in the history, and performing duties of yore. marco polo landed her, and discovered the bubbling sulfur waters known as the fountain of youth....More

Thank gwennc728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent probably an hour in here and there was plenty of benches to sit down on all over. The first thing you see are these beautiful peacocks. The fountain of youth isn’t far from the entrance and the water wasn’t that bad really, tasted...More

Thank Kortni S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big surprise - the Fountain of Youth park is a huge complex and offers much more than mysterious well water. You may or may not get younger - but you will definitely get smarter. The additional exhibits of the planetarium, burial grounds, and archeological digs...More

Thank Clare C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drank from the fountain and experienced the recreation of the indian settlement. It was amazing to see a place that was still archaeologically active for research. The recreation of the original Spanish settlement was very interesting. getting to learn about the cannons and experience...More

Thank rich l
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RedHot50
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
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Kearhartkbds
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
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Smedley495
28 September 2016|
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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
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