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.
I'm sure it use to be a great attraction but needs to be updated to appeal to the younger crowd. If you are really into history then this may be great for you but as my husband said it is the Fountain of Boredom. The best part of the visit for my family was watching me be attacked by birds as i was trying to get peanuts out of the machine to feed the peacocks. Be warned..there are aggressive pigeons so avoid the peanut machines.
Beautiful grounds great for walking and pet friendly. Peacocks are beautiful and are seen often. Water taste funny and didn't make me younger! LOL! Very historical and lovely place.
Be forewarned, this is a walking intensive activity in the Florida heat, but well worth the effort! The drink from a natural spring, the "Fountain of Youth," is a novelty, but the demonstrations of period-appropriate guns and cannons as well as the on-site blacksmith gave an experiential view of history that other local museums are lacking. Definitely worth a look!
This trip was a step back into time. 10 co-workers trecked down here to see the sights. The place was from the sixties. The technoligy was state of the art 40 years ago. The "old visual" could use an update. the plantitarium was old school. The affects need updated. I bet the globe was really cool back in 1965. With all that said we had a blast; we all said we would come back.
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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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