Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, St. Augustine

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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  • Lots of live demonstrations and presentations. Good for all ages. Similar to Charlestowne Landing Park outside Charleston,SC. Admission is a little high. Equal treatment of native Americans and Europe...  more »
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  • There is SO MUCH to do here. The admission fee is very reasonable and you could easily spend all day here if you wanted to. I brought my 5 year old daughter and not only was she completely enthralled by the different attractions within this park but she was obsessed with the peacocks. Honestly it's worth admission just to hang out with a bunch of peacocks for a little while. Additionally there is a Cypress lined road just outside of the park which is also an impressive sight (pictures from both the park and Cypress trees included in review).
  • Free to park and walk the grounds, and we enjoyed the peacocks that walk right up to you! The historical presentations of the gun, crossbow, and cannon are very well worth it! The water tastes a bit like eggs but they let you sample it for free! A great way for a family to spend 30-45 minutes without having to spend any money (but a classic Floridian gift shop if you need some souvenirs) 😉

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