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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

Excellent student tour guide. The buildings are incredible! Beautiful example of old time craftsmanship. Tiffany windows and chandeliers are amazing! Don't miss this tour if you are in St. Augustine!

Thank KRobbins2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I saw this college on the news back when we had a bad storm and it was flooded so it was good to see that it had survived and was back in business. It's a really amazing place to go see.

Thank kiki012006
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour is spectacular. Flagler College is absolutely gorgeous and the tour very informative. You get a glimpse of the Gilded Age with all the stunning architecture. This is one of Henry Flagler's masterpieces. If visiting St. Augustine, I highly recommend visiting here.

Thank tedlong29
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide was delightful - she was a wealth of information and really had a passion for the history of Flagler College. Refreshing to see!

Thank DRC6
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour takes you through the remains of the old hotel and you get to see beautiful stuff like Tiffany glass windows,

Thank Karin N
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second year to visit St. Augustine so I wanted to include some new sites. I knew that the college had windows by Tiffany in the Dining Hall, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they did regular tours. It was...More

Thank Pam K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would recommend this tour for anyone who loves history, architecture or wants to learn more about Flaggler. The tour is definitely worth the $10 fee. The tour takes place inside and outside. Tours are given every hour, with the last tour beginning at 3pm....More

Thank Re1977
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour of what was the Hotel Ponce de Leon Hotel built by Henry Flagler is definitely worth taking. Purchase the tickets for the tour in the gift shop at 74 King St. The tours are on the hour from 11-3 and last one hour....More

Thank r0ckinn
Reviewed 3 days ago

this college is historical,beautiful building,the students must be proud about this place. I guess when you havemoney you can build anything.

Thank joe s
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a beautiful college. Anyone visiting St. Augustine really must go tour Flagler College. The architecture was amazing.

Thank gidget1985
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3 June 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
12 April 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
24 March 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