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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  • Beautiful Park and well put together. Enjoyed the history and the demonstrations. Never any mention of when the peacocks were brough in but there are a lot of them. 
    Beautiful Park and well put together. Enjoyed the history and the demonstrations. Never any mention of when the peacocks were brough in but there are a lot of them.  more »
  • It was a nice property and lots of helpful staff to guide you. I really enjoyed seeing the Fountain of Youth and being able to actually take a drink of it! The peacocks around the park, while... 
    It was a nice property and lots of helpful staff to guide you. I really enjoyed seeing the Fountain of Youth and being able to actually take a drink of it! The peacocks around the park, while...  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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