Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine, FL

11 Magnolia Ave.St. Augustine, FL 32084
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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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
"nice place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 26, 2016 NEW
very much enjoyed this place.15.00 to get in with aaa discount.lots of histoy.very interesting.lucked out on sitting in on a demostration.water in fountain of youth was almost dried up and water was horrible.layed back pretty place.
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Tyler, Texas
"Family Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 25, 2016 NEW
Great Park! A must see in St. Augustine! The park is well organized, clean and interesting. The shows in the planetarium, fountain area, weapons area and globe building are educational and professionally presented. There's also a great gift shop. Very enjoyable morning activity.
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Judi H
Canton, Georgia, United States
"Decent adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 24, 2016 NEW
For a first time visit for my young children, September was a good time to go. It wasn't crowded, the people were nice and it was a breezy day. My daughter didn't like the cannon shot, but my husband and I found it interesting.
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Orlando, Florida
"Informative and fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 22, 2016 NEW
I have to tell you I was a little disappointed with the actual "fountain" but the rest of the park was great. The firing of the cannon to the live demonstrations from the black smith. Big park with lots of shade. Shows to see while you're there. Lots of beautiful peacocks walking around. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The gift shop is great and prices weren't terrible.
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Fort Myers
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 22, 2016 NEW
It's the fountain of youth for crying out Loud . Starts with a drink from the fountain. Feel younger already. Very informative . Planetarium. Shooting of cannon and period guns. Lots of stuff to do. Self guided. Went off season so not crowded . Be aware that the blacksmith show only runs Thursday thru Sunday. On the trolley stop. Go here spend 1/2 day depending on crowds.
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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.