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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine, FL

11 Magnolia Ave.St. Augustine, FL 32084  
The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a 15 acre waterfront, Historical Site where St. Augustine, Florida began in 1565.

We commemorate the founding of Florida in 1513 by Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon and his search for the Legendary Fountain of Youth. We celebrate the Birthplace of Our Nation in 1565 and we invite you to explore it all!

This is the location where Spanish Explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles, in 1565, established the first and oldest continuous Europeon Settlement in the United States of America.

A wonderful time awaits you at the Fountain of Youth. Visitors can:
•See the stars in our Planetarium,
•Visit our Native Timucua Village,
•Watch a Cannon firing,
•Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two-story high Discovery Globe,
•Learn about the Birthplace of European America,
•Stroll through a waterfront park where peacocks strut and shady oaks beckon you to stay,
•Visit the snack bar, picnic under the oaks,
•You can even drink from the legendary waters and see if your visit grants you the secret to eternal youth.

We welcome families and couples, corporate retreats and wedding parties. We have the area to handle groups and are prepared to make you, the visitor, feel as if you are an integral part of our beautiful park. If you are planning a family reunion or other gathering, consider using this inviting setting to make the special day a success.

This is where Florida and America's History all began!

The Timucua Indian Village of Seloy existed here for almost 4,000 years before the arrival of the Spanish in 1513, and with Ponce de Leon's claim of possession for the Spanish King in 1513, "La Florida" was born. No other Spanish colonies that followed were successful...until the arrival of Pedro Menendez de Aviles on September 8, 1565.


Over the last 100 years, many thousands of guests have visited The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in order to sip the world famous waters and hear the history behind its legendary benefits.

See the stars in our Planetarium. Visit our Native Timucua Village. Watch a Cannon firing. Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two story high Discovery Globe. Learn about the Birthplace of European America.

Our ample parking is free and we are a pet friendly attraction. Don't forget to feed the peacocks and squirrels! See you soon.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Located in historic St. Augustine, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park offers a 15-acre historical site of where St. Augustine came to be in the year 1565. Guests can enjoy seeing stars from the park’s planetarium, exploring the native Timucua village, watching an old cannon fire, visit the two-story Discovery Globe, take a walk through the waterfront outdoor park, and much more.

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The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a 15 acre waterfront, Historical Site where St. Augustine, Florida began in 1565.

We commemorate the founding of Florida in 1513 by Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon and his search for the Legendary Fountain of Youth. We celebrate the Birthplace of Our Nation in 1565 and we invite you to explore it all!

This is the location where Spanish Explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles, in 1565, established the first and oldest continuous Europeon Settlement in the United States of America.

A wonderful time awaits you at the Fountain of Youth. Visitors can:
•See the stars in our Planetarium,
•Visit our Native Timucua Village,
•Watch a Cannon firing,
•Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two-story high Discovery Globe,
•Learn about the Birthplace of European America,
•Stroll through a waterfront park where peacocks strut and shady oaks beckon you to stay,
•Visit the snack bar, picnic under the oaks,
•You can even drink from the legendary waters and see if your visit grants you the secret to eternal youth.

We welcome families and couples, corporate retreats and wedding parties. We have the area to handle groups and are prepared to make you, the visitor, feel as if you are an integral part of our beautiful park. If you are planning a family reunion or other gathering, consider using this inviting setting to make the special day a success.

This is where Florida and America's History all began!

The Timucua Indian Village of Seloy existed here for almost 4,000 years before the arrival of the Spanish in 1513, and with Ponce de Leon's claim of possession for the Spanish King in 1513, "La Florida" was born. No other Spanish colonies that followed were successful...until the arrival of Pedro Menendez de Aviles on September 8, 1565.


Over the last 100 years, many thousands of guests have visited The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in order to sip the world famous waters and hear the history behind its legendary benefits.

See the stars in our Planetarium. Visit our Native Timucua Village. Watch a Cannon firing. Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two story high Discovery Globe. Learn about the Birthplace of European America.

Our ample parking is free and we are a pet friendly attraction. Don't forget to feed the peacocks and squirrels! See you soon.
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Tamara C


"Fountain of Youth"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2016 NEW

Great place to get in touch w/ our past and nature. They offer a canon & gun exhibition. A live Timocua village, a burial ground and they even let you taste the natural waters of the Fountain of Youth, along with its history foretold by staff.

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nancy r


"A lovely day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2016 NEW

A must see for anyone visiting the area. Rich in history and culture. I loved walking the grounds. Lovely walk on the dock.

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cmyberns

Little Rock, Arkansas

"Yes, touristy, but worth it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2016 NEW

The grounds are beautiful, the history is like nothing else you will find in the area. There are peacocks, even a white one, that roam feely. Engage the guides and follow the pamphlet guide. It will give you the order of the programs that are scheduled so you can see them all without a lag time. They are set up perfectly for being able to go to all with minimal wait time. Most of the staff are more than willing to help you find where to go next and share their knowledge about the area. Also, if you are even a little hungry, eat at the Five Flags restaurant just outside of the park, it is surprisingly excellent !

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Momike55


"Well worth the time to see it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2016 NEW

Drink from the fountain of youth! I'm not sure that it has worked yet, but this attraction is well worth the $15.00 entry fee. The water still runs from the time of Ponce de Leon, plus you can see an example of an authentic Indian village, as well as a lookout tower and blacksmith demonstration. Peacocks wander the grounds in their beautiful splendor. Guides and employees are excellent in their jobs!

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Charlotte R


"Good place to visit especially with kids."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2016 NEW

This place is great especially if you have children. The reenactments are done very well we especially enjoyed the firing of the cannons. The water from the fountain was interesting, certainly not your everyday drinking water. There is a lot to see with a lot of history. I would recommend this to people who enjoy history or have children. Outside on exhibit I had a close encounter with one of the locations many Peacocks. I have never seen one so close before, he was absolutely beautiful.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

How long does it take to tour the Fountain of Youth?
It depends, to get the full effect, you will need at least a full hour or more.

Can we arrive after 4pm?
Guests should plan to be in the park no later than 4pm, as the park closes at 5pm.

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