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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in St. Augustine, FL

11 Magnolia Ave.St. Augustine, FL 32084  
The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a 15 acre waterfront, Historical Site where St. Augustine, Florida began in 1565.

We commemorate the founding of Florida in 1513 by Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon and his search for the Legendary Fountain of Youth. We celebrate the Birthplace of Our Nation in 1565 and we invite you to explore it all!

This is the location where Spanish Explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles, in 1565, established the first and oldest continuous Europeon Settlement in the United States of America.

A wonderful time awaits you at the Fountain of Youth. Visitors can:
•See the stars in our Planetarium,
•Visit our Native Timucua Village,
•Watch a Cannon firing,
•Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two-story high Discovery Globe,
•Learn about the Birthplace of European America,
•Stroll through a waterfront park where peacocks strut and shady oaks beckon you to stay,
•Visit the snack bar, picnic under the oaks,
•You can even drink from the legendary waters and see if your visit grants you the secret to eternal youth.

We welcome families and couples, corporate retreats and wedding parties. We have the area to handle groups and are prepared to make you, the visitor, feel as if you are an integral part of our beautiful park. If you are planning a family reunion or other gathering, consider using this inviting setting to make the special day a success.

This is where Florida and America's History all began!

The Timucua Indian Village of Seloy existed here for almost 4,000 years before the arrival of the Spanish in 1513, and with Ponce de Leon's claim of possession for the Spanish King in 1513, "La Florida" was born. No other Spanish colonies that followed were successful...until the arrival of Pedro Menendez de Aviles on September 8, 1565.


Over the last 100 years, many thousands of guests have visited The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in order to sip the world famous waters and hear the history behind its legendary benefits.

See the stars in our Planetarium. Visit our Native Timucua Village. Watch a Cannon firing. Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two story high Discovery Globe. Learn about the Birthplace of European America.

Our ample parking is free and we are a pet friendly attraction. Don't forget to feed the peacocks and squirrels! See you soon.
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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016

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Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016

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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.

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The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a 15 acre waterfront, Historical Site where St. Augustine, Florida began in 1565.

We commemorate the founding of Florida in 1513 by Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon and his search for the Legendary Fountain of Youth. We celebrate the Birthplace of Our Nation in 1565 and we invite you to explore it all!

This is the location where Spanish Explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles, in 1565, established the first and oldest continuous Europeon Settlement in the United States of America.

A wonderful time awaits you at the Fountain of Youth. Visitors can:
•See the stars in our Planetarium,
•Visit our Native Timucua Village,
•Watch a Cannon firing,
•Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two-story high Discovery Globe,
•Learn about the Birthplace of European America,
•Stroll through a waterfront park where peacocks strut and shady oaks beckon you to stay,
•Visit the snack bar, picnic under the oaks,
•You can even drink from the legendary waters and see if your visit grants you the secret to eternal youth.

We welcome families and couples, corporate retreats and wedding parties. We have the area to handle groups and are prepared to make you, the visitor, feel as if you are an integral part of our beautiful park. If you are planning a family reunion or other gathering, consider using this inviting setting to make the special day a success.

This is where Florida and America's History all began!

The Timucua Indian Village of Seloy existed here for almost 4,000 years before the arrival of the Spanish in 1513, and with Ponce de Leon's claim of possession for the Spanish King in 1513, "La Florida" was born. No other Spanish colonies that followed were successful...until the arrival of Pedro Menendez de Aviles on September 8, 1565.


Over the last 100 years, many thousands of guests have visited The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park in order to sip the world famous waters and hear the history behind its legendary benefits.

See the stars in our Planetarium. Visit our Native Timucua Village. Watch a Cannon firing. Marvel at Spanish Exploration on our two story high Discovery Globe. Learn about the Birthplace of European America.

Our ample parking is free and we are a pet friendly attraction. Don't forget to feed the peacocks and squirrels! See you soon.
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Phil D

Morris, AL

"Ok....I guess."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 30, 2016 NEW

Nice 'small" park. The few exhibits are outdated and need updated. The planetarium was interesting and a good place to cool down. The employees seemed bored. Taking pictures of the peacocks was the highlight.

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Teambono

Pennsylvania

"Gimmicky - Not much to see"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed June 29, 2016 NEW

We all know this is a myth, but we did see the actual Fountain of Youth and could drink from it we chose to. There was an admission to the park which contains a small theatre, the Fountain of Youth, a small village, and a cannon firing every hour. There is also a gift shop and a place to get a quick snack or drink. For us, it wasn't worth the admission price, other than to say we were at the Fountain of Youth.

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LWL6

Houston, Texas

"Back again!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 29, 2016 NEW

Great place to learn history and see how the first US settlement lived. Very clean and the staff was very friendly. Love the peacocks.

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pedwsfam


"We are young again"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 29, 2016 NEW

Beautiful archeological park with knowledgeable employees like Diego and the lady from the fountain. They took the time and explained to us with detail the history of St. Agustin and the fountain and depicted each history event with excitment and detail. There are kid friendly peacocks everywhere that you can feed which my 2 year old loved doing. They recreated the city as if Ponce de Leon just arrived. This park is absolutely beautiful.

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Tom R

Gulf Shores, Alabama

"Feeling younger already"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 28, 2016 NEW

More than just a fountain. Of crouse we drank the water, even brought some home. So much more to see and do. We really enjoyed the park. The peacocks were certainly a highlight, wandering loose about the grounds. Well worth the money.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

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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