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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Opp, Alabama
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 25, 2016 NEW
Now. Ring it was right after Hurricane Matthew there was still some damage. I was kind of disappointed we was charged full price and less than half of the activities was available. Seen it. Been there. Done that. They ones that was there was friendly though.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
"Very informative site"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 24, 2016 NEW
This site was one of my favorites! The Fountain of Youth and the planetarium was wonderful. The tour guides were great!
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Patricia B
Yorktown, Virginia
"Can't visit just the fountain-charged for the whole park :o("
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 23, 2016 NEW
If you're pressed for time you're out of luck. You can't just visit the FoY. You have to pay the whole 15.00 to enter the park, whether you have time to see/enjoy it or not. This is not fair for tourists on a bus schedule and having had to walk from the Visitor Center to get there. There are artifacts and exhibits on display. Peacocks walking around in a fenced area. Indian village & burial ground. Gift Shop. Five Flags Outdoor Café on site or bring your own picnic lunch. Cannon firing throughout the day.
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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
"Girls getaway"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 22, 2016 NEW
Friendly and informative staff. Things for adults and children. Drink from the fountain, experience the Indian village, practice knot tying, hear the Canon fire, dig/sift like a real archeologist, feed the peacocks, wild birds and squirrels. Great gift shop. Good place for lunch too.
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Jason C
"As cheesy as cheesy can be"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2016 NEW
We are fortunate enough to live close by so we make multiple trips to St Augustine every year which is why we caved and decided to visit the Fountain of Youth. What could be an interesting experience quickly becomes a cheesy road side attraction with terrible "statues" that look like the belong in a discount make up store. A complete overhaul is needed to inspire another visit. If you are pressed for time, spend it elsewhere.
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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.