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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a beautiful building! We stopped in for a brief visit and were taken aback by just how beautiful the foyer/lobby area was. Definitely worth a quick stop in!

Thank Russ T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was surprised to find that the main building was open early on a Saturday morning. Several open doors welcome do you want to the property and into the main building. I don’t recall when this was first built, but it was built as a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tour heavy on Flagler family history and Collage values and curriculum., light on extraordinarily facilities.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This college is located in the once opulent Ponce de Leon hotel. The outside grounds are a kind to a beautiful garden setting. The building exterior is stunning in design. The lobby contain a three story beautifully crafted dome with craved wood work throughout. So...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the tour of Flagler college and it was a wonderful time. We saw the Tiffany glass windows and the old dinning room which is now the cafeteria. Heard some good and funny stories about the old hotel which the school originated as. The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

To learn some fact about Flagler was fun and interesting, quite a character! The Tiffinay glass is amazing!!! You can't miss the chandelier in the main dining! I can't tell, it would spoil the surprise!

Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited while sightseeing, it is absolutely gorgeous inside...the grounds are also beautifully maintained, great picture opportunities. Loved reading the history, and looking at all the details in the architecture!

Thank Nora A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guides Rose, and Barbara provided excellent facts throughout the tour and had answers for every question asked by the tourists. Take the tour; you will have an outstanding experience and learn a tremendous amount about the history of St. Augustine, FL. America's Oldest...More

Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Do tour the fabulous historic hotel build by Henry Flagler built in 1888 -Ponce De Leon Hotel- which is now Flagler College. It’s a student led tour and a trip back in time to the Gilded Age. The admission is $12 per person and free...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful! Architecture and grounds were awesome! They have tours of the grounds (sign up in the gift shop). However, no need to take a tour if you don't have about 45 min. You may walk around freely on your own.

Thank Kim R
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sandybeach33550
15 January 2018|
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Response from Sheryl M | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
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Mary O
13 November 2017|
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Response from huds0nsallya | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I picked this up today! Tours at 10am and 2pm and there's a room painted in original Tiffany blue ...
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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!
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