Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, St. Augustine

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See the possible landing site of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. St. Augustine is mainland America's earliest European settlement, and the park claims to be home to the spring from de Leon's account of his landfall in 1513. Though the fountain's magic has been questioned, you'll find the park has faithfully replicated and preserved early Spanish colonial and Native American buildings, including watch towers, houses, and burial sites. Learn about the active digs and excavations at the park, and get a glimpse of early U.S. colonial history, which spans 6 hectares (15 acres). Don't miss the displays covering the 2,000-year history of the local Timucua Indians. Arrange your visit to Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in St. Augustine using our St. Augustine journey builder site.
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  • It was cool to see the area but unless you had a re-enactment schedule, there was nothing to really do. The re-enactments are every hour. 
    It was cool to see the area but unless you had a re-enactment schedule, there was nothing to really do. The re-enactments are every hour.  more »
  • Engaging the VERY knowledgeable staff is the key to enjoying this tour! There are MANY exhibits that they can embellish with their knowledge of the history and artifacts that are on display. The... 
    Engaging the VERY knowledgeable staff is the key to enjoying this tour! There are MANY exhibits that they can embellish with their knowledge of the history and artifacts that are on display. The...  more »
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  • If you're looking for a unique and fun venue to host your wedding or event at the Fountain of Youth should be at the top of your list! We had our February wedding here and were not disappointed! Alexandra was an absolute gem! She was responsive and very helpful during the planning process. Being able to celebrate such a special intimate day with family at such a beautiful historic park helped make the day memorable in a way we haven't thought of. The entire staff were on point and cheerful and our family is still talking about what a lovely venue it was for a wedding! We are beyond grateful to Alexandra for everything she did and we are so glad we chose the Fountain of Youth for our wedding day!
  • What a wonderful experience! This place is so much more than experiencing "The Fountain of Youth"! As one enters, you will be greeted with the beautiful peacocks that freely roam the 15 acres. It is a reserve for them. It was mating season, so them were fanning and screeching. The planetarium offered great information on how sailors of the time navigated. It was fascinating! A 2 story globe is located in another building to show the exploration of Ponce de Leon. Numerous demonstration of weapons and indigenous life are given.

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