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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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Tuesday, Jun 28, 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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twmlhp

Palm Coast, Florida

"Worth the time to visit. Lots of wildlife."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 28, 2016 NEW

This is a beautiful place to visit, very relaxing, with a lot of wildlife to see. Worth the admission. Will be visiting again soon.

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jmwagg

Wingo

"just a short visit but nice"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2016 NEW

Only had a short visit and did not get to see the shows due to the rain storm coming in but enjoyed walking through and drinking from the fountain.

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hailee_p

Destin, Florida

"Do I Look Younger Yet?"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 27, 2016 NEW

Husband and I went here and had a great time. Drinking from the actual fountain was really awesome- don't expect a tasty/refreshing drink though, it was warm and had a very faint sulphur aftertaste. The firearms/cannon demo, planetarium, and the giant globe attractions were fun and informative. There are a ton of peacocks randomly walking everywhere, which was funny. We even saw a baby peacock! It is pet friendly- which is amazing! They even have little water stations for the pups with signs that say "Fountain of Pooch" :) It was $30 for both of us to get in, which I think is a little on the high side, but there was free parking. You can't go to St. Augustine and NOT drink from the fountain!

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flav07

Lawrence, Kansas

"Living History"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2016 NEW

This is a favorite of mine - and each year I've returned they have added more living history stations. You'll learn a lot more than just the location of the "Fountain of Youth".

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Devs4life

Tampa, Florida

"Expected More, but my kids still had a great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2016 NEW

My kids loved the cannon and crossbow demostration, and also liked going to the top of the tower. They also drank from the fountain. The planetarium was a little dated, but my wife and i still enjoyed it. I was hoping to get a little more from the archaology, especially having multiple degrees in history and having visited the Jamestown dig site, but it was a letdown. II did like the reconstruction of the native billahe and the friar in the chapel does a great presentation The peacocks roaming around are a cool sight for the kids. Wouldve liked to see the blacksmith in action, but it wasnt manned today.

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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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