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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, Jul 27, 2016

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Tuesday, Aug 2, 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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Lilburn

"Amazingly unique historical attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2016 NEW

At first, I bought the ticket with low expectations, thought it would be very cheesy. I couldn't have been more wrong! This is a very important archaeological site, with ancient artifacts, re-enactments, great signage, and awesome docents. It is laid out very well, and I could have easily spent much more time here. The peacocks only added to the wonder. Kids would learn a lot, too!

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Devan G


"Can't believe we had to pay for this."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2016 NEW

Well don't waste your money on this place. I was so disappointed with the lack of things to see and do here. My 11 and 13 year old told us man that was a waste of time and money. But if you want to see some Peacocks this is the place to go.

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pixie249

Hyderabad, India

"canon is worth it"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2016 NEW

nice place to visit , also take the city tour bus, the canon firing is a sight to behold. should definitely visit .

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Stanley W

Dayton, Ohio

"Much more than expected"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2016 NEW

Went largely to drink the water, but enjoyed show that told history of Spanish settlement, the blacksmith shop that showed how hooks were made to hang clothes on--surprised after making put in water to cool and was cool when passed around. Firing of fort's cannon heard several times while there, and heard and saw peacocks roaming thru park. The gift shop had a wide selection of items, including bottles one could fill with the water. I was able to get items with my grand daughters name on them and an Indian doll also for her.

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Rrod31

Columbia, South Carolina

"Very nice park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 25, 2016 NEW

Fountain of youth was interesting place. I wasn't sure what was there. You can see fountain of youth where you can taste the water. They had nice park and path( bridge?) to the ocean. There were many peacock and it was nice too. There was a souvenir shop also. We didn't go but there is also place to eat( I think they had fast food). It was outdoor only( unless there's part I didn't see that indoor seating area). Over all everything was nice and this is a place I would like to visit again to walk around the park to relax. My teenage child enjoyed also.

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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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