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Flagler College

74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4342
+1 904-823-3378
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Flagler College's historic campus is located just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of St. Augustine, Fla., the “nation’s oldest city.”The college is named for Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and partner with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil. In 1888, Flagler built the Hotel Ponce de Leon, his first in a series of luxury resorts along Florida’s east coast. A masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture and the first major poured-in-place concrete building in the United States is now known as Ponce de Leon Hall. This National Historic Landmark serves as the centerpiece for the Flagler College.The grand hotel launched the careers of young architects John Carrere and Thomas Hastings who are noted most for the New York Public Library and the House and Senate Office Buildings adjacent to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.The Edison Electric Company powered the building with steam heat and 4,000 electric lights, making the Ponce one of the nation’s first electrified buildings. Louis Comfort Tiffany is credited with the building’s interior design including the stained glass and mosaics. Murals were completed by George Willoughby Maynard and Virgilio Tojetti.The hotel was gifted to Flagler College when the institution was founded in 1968. Since then, the college has spent more than $43 million dollars restoring the historic campus and adding new buildings.
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74 King St, P. O. Box 1027, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4342
+1 904-823-3378
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful building inside and out. Nice just to take a seat in the courtyard. We did not do the tour but I'm sure it would have been interesting.

Thank lynn h
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tour guide, a tall, blonde male who is a current student of Flagler College (sorry, forget the name). He was a perfect blend of history, interesting and amusing stories and off to the side, he even told us a few ghost...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 1 week ago

An unbelievable structure both inside and out. Take the tour and prepare for sensual overload, with ornate paintings, carvings, tiffany glass windows, one-of-a-kind architecture everywhere you look. The original ladies sitting room and the student dining room are particularly memorable.

Thank Rickydeee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to see this place as the Ponce de Leon hotel. The architecture was stunning and very well appointed.

Thank Randy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the grounds and snooped in the Union; we had bought tix for a tor elsewhere and got to the college only to find that it was a prospective student tour day and the public tour was cancelled. Beautiful place; fabulous architecture and...More

Thank dkm57
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the site.of the previous Flagler luxury hotel in St. Augustine and is still being restored. We have been through twice to see the new restorations.

Thank Bankerchas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the tour of Flagler College. Our student tour guide was Blake Stafford, and he was amazing! Lots of historical info given on the tour, and he also had a great sense of humor, which everyone enjoyed. The Tiffany glass windows in the student...More

Thank KT4905
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is spectacular, a rare Floridian architectural gem. If you can't take the tour, it is worth just going and taking a look for yourself, but the tour is highly recommended!

Thank Viggenboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history and architecture of the man and the building are both amazing. Wish we could have seen more. Absolutely worth the visit.

Thank EdandRuth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating tour by a very knowledgeable guide (Brandon?). This is probably one of the best tour values in St. Augustine.

Thank Ed S
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Mary O
12 November 2017|
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Response from Rickydeee | Reviewed this property |
I believe Janet F. has it right. You won’t be disappointed.
Joanne H
31 October 2017|
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Response from Flaglers_Legacy | Property representative |
Hi Joanne, We have a prospective student that does not cost. Please visit flagler.edu to schedule a prospective student tour through our admissions office. Thanks!
23 September 2017|
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Response from Flaglers_Legacy | Property representative |
Hello, Our tours are daily at 10 am and 2 pm. General admission is $10 per person, $8 for seniors and military, and $1 for children under the age of 12. More information is available online at legacy.flagler.edu