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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 yesterday via mobile

Took the 10am tour on Tuesday 24th April. The two young ladies who took us around were excellent, very informative and amusing. Good luck in your final year. Flagler college is well worth a visit, there are two tours 10am and 2pm. The inside is...More

Thank louise b
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend. Just wish the tour didn’t cost so much. Can still see a lot of the beauty without the tour.

Thank Shawna M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect Two for one stops across from Lightner Museum, parking all over, beautiful garden outside setting, only can walk around 1st floor, we missed the only two tours to look around. Was still all good, beautiful

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Flagler College is well known as a great educational institution, but it also houses the (I think) largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany glass I have ever seen. Nothing short of spectacular! A volunteer usually a student will explain the history and the art to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved hearing about this hotel - now college. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the hotel.

Thank Erin R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I cannot help but to think of Harry Potter whenever I visit Flagler College. I first visited 10 years ago, but I had to return one more time. You can buy the tour tickets at the College lobby/gift shop or at any "Old Town Trolley...More

Thank Racso13
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The college offers a tour of the main building that use to be a hotel built by Flagler the railroad tycoon of the early 1900's. We enjoyed the old furniture and clothes of the period and a good view of how people lived and traveled...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Do not miss this. Stunning interior and narration by college students. Make sure you go early to get tickets. This tour sells out.

Thank Stacey R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This building is located in the central part of the town and not far from the Lightner museum. This is where the real down town is and not further away you might think initially. Both the building and the gardens are amazingly kept and I...More

Thank TERRAvelista
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Reviewed 4 days ago

By touring this gorgeous campus in St Augustine, I learned of the storied history of this city and the Flagler name. The tour was given by a very enthusiastic young student named Kayleigh. The architecture of this mansion is beyond words. I have toured many...More

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sandybeach33550
January 15, 2018|
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Response from Sheryl M | Reviewed this property |
About an hour.
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Mary O
November 13, 2017|
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Response from huds0nsallya | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mary There are tours at 10am and 2 pm every day - just turn up and pay ( I think it's $10 each) 5/10 minutes beforehand in the small gift shop in the foyer. The tours are led by students at the college and ours was... More
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Joanne H
October 31, 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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