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Address: 11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2827
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+1 800-356-8222
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European America....

Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European America. Your History Starts here! Drink the legendary waters. See Stars in the Planetarium. Hear a Spanish Cannon roar. Visit the Timucua Indian Village. Learn the Archaeological History of the site. From Timucua Indians living at this site for 4,000 years to Spanish Explorers arriving in 1513 to Smithsonian institute Archaeological Digs starting in 1934, the hisotry is amazing. Guests have been visiting this important site since 1871. Now you can too. Don't miss it!

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Beautiful park, but very little wheelchair access

This park was so pretty, but I could only experience a portion of it since I was in a wheelchair. Our favorite part of the entire park was the gorgeous peacocks. We fed them from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Homerville, Georgia
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Greenville, Florida
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My Husband and I made this our last stop while on vacation in Saint Augustine and it was so worth the wait. I had no idea the attraction was so big with so much history and so many things to see. I especially loved the firing of the cannon. I thouroughly loved every inch of this place. Walking on a... More 

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Homerville, Georgia
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park was so pretty, but I could only experience a portion of it since I was in a wheelchair. Our favorite part of the entire park was the gorgeous peacocks. We fed them from our hands, along with pigeons and a couple of squirrels. They have vending machines to get nuts to feed them, so bring lots of quarters.

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South Bound Brook, New Jersey
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where do I begin? It was neat to say, "I've been to the Fountain of Youth!" But that's probably the only positive. The place looks like it hasn't had any updates or renovations in 40+ years. We struggled to spend even an hour here. Definitely not worth the price of admission.

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Thank rm0463
FOYexplorer, Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this review

We are sorry you missed so many of our exhibits! The first couple of buildings are our older exhibits...they are part of the Park's history as an original Florida attraction. After you head deeper into the Park, we have numerous activities and sites that have been added throughout the years...as recently as last summer when we opened our blacksmith shop.... More 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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287 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth the stop. The grounds are gorgeous and they have live peacocks walking as you go through. Great photo ops here

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Thank Dakotagirl777
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the fountain of youth park. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We happened to visit when a tour bus arrived. They were kind enough to do extra show in planetarium and globe show to accommodate their time schedule! We just took advantage of timing!! Beautiful peacocks and grounds

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Thank Lynn T
Sanibel Island, Florida
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157 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can spend a couple hours at this park. History here! Of course the main attraction is the fountain of youth where you can taste the water. There is a planetarium, tons of beautiful peacocks to see, Indian village, gun firing, cannon firing, black smith, boat building and a walk way out over the water. We enjoyed our visit to... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 594 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wish the water from the fountain really did make me younger! Beautiful park, peacocks and wildlife. Walking paths to water where cannon is fired. Planetarium was a cool, refreshing place to visit after the heat of day. Just a relaxing visit and enjoying all the history of the park.

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Appleton, WI
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221 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In addition to having a drink of water, you can see a musket and canon firing. There are the planetarium and sailing shows inside. Forging demonstrations, and a tower to climb. Feed the peacocks or squirrels. Many other things to see. Plan on 3-4 hours at least if you want to see everything.

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Thank ma_golfman
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Smelled so bad we had to leave. Not much to see, peacock poop everywhere, horrible smell. Not worth the money.

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Thank Carol M
FOYexplorer, Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this review

We are sorry you had a bad day with us! We have many exhibits and shows throughout the Park; we hope you will give us another chance...our guides are happy to help you plan your time with us. We've had no luck finding any bad smells, but we will be alert to the possibility. The peacocks are wild, as are... More 

Belton, Texas
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved talking to the boat builders and seeing the project they are working on. Cannon and crossbow demo was good. Historical gun demo was good too! Loved the astrological movie!

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