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Fountain of Youth Tours

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Fountain of Youth
Your quest for the Fountain of Youth is over once you’ve visited this park in St. Augustine, Florida. This site where Spanish explorer Ponce de León came in search of the elusive fountain in the 16th century, founding the oldest European settlement in the US. Sip the legendary waters while you learn about the area’s indigenous history.

The Basics
Since 1871, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park has drawn visitors to the birthplace of St. Augustine and colonial European America. Entertaining and interactive exhibits include de León’s Spring of Eternal Hope, a re-created Timucuan village, a planetarium, hourly cannon demonstrations, and informative staff in period dress. The park is a worthwhile addition to your St. Augustine sightseeing itinerary, which might also include a stop at the Old Jail, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, Castillo de San Marcos, Potter’s Wax Museum, and other attractions. Skip the driving and try a hop-on hop-off tour to explore all of these attractions at your own pace.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Fountain of Youth is great for historians, and offers a lot of entertainment and space for kids to roam, too. 
  • Discounted tickets are available for children, active military, senior citizens, and AAA members.
  • An on-site restaurant serves locally sourced barbecue, or you can bring your own food.
  • Plan to spend at least two hours to explore the entire site.
  • The park is pet-friendly and mostly accessible to wheelchairs.

How to Get There
The Fountain of Youth is located in downtown St. Augustine on Magnolia Avenue, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Jacksonville. Take I-95 South to FL-16 East to Magnolia Avenue. Free on-site parking is available. The Sunshine Bus purple line also stops at US-1 south of Matanzas Avenue, about a 6-minute walk to the park.

When to Get There
The archeological park is open from 9am to 6pm daily. St. Augustine weather is generally ideal in the spring, from March through May, and you’ll enjoy fewer crowds on weekdays and earlier or later in the day (though note that last entry is at 5pm).

Water of Life
This particular Fountain of Youth isn’t the only one in Florida that claims a Ponce de León origin story. Dozens of legends have sprung up about the area’s springs and wells, including a fountain in Punta Gorda that has been deemed unsafe for drinking and potentially radioactive. Rest assured, this park’s well is tested regularly and meets standards of consumption.
Address: 11 Magnolia Avenue, St. Augustine 32084, USA
Admission: Varies
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St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

St. Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Explore the best of St Augustine on this narrated Old Town trolley tour. See more than 100 points of interest such as the Old Jail, Flagler College, and Spanish Colonial neighborhoods. Discover more about America’s oldest city, founded in 1565 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles, from your friendly and informative conductor who shares interesting narration about St. Augustine's history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$30.15
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Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off

Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off

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Explore the best that St Augustine has to offer with admission to three historic attractions plus a hop-on hop-off trolley tour of the city. Visit the Old Jail, the St Augustine History Museum and the Oldest Store Museum Experience, plus more than 100 other points of interest among the city’s top attractions. Board the trolley at any of the 22 stops. It's a great way to see everything St Augustine has to offer.
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St. Augustine Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure Cruise

St. Augustine Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure Cruise

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This relaxing cruise is great for nature lovers, families, or those who simply enjoy being out on the water. Cruise the Intracoastal Waterway—an inland waterway that runs parallel to the coastline—for a calm ride exploring St. Augustine’s estuaries. Keep your eyes peeled for marine life such as dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, pelicans, osprey, and spoonbill. Along the way, you’ll spot landmarks including the Bridge of Lions, Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine Lighthouse, and more.
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$26.00
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Sunset Cruise of St. Augustine with a Local Guide

Sunset Cruise of St. Augustine with a Local Guide

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See St. Augustine from a new perspective with this leisurely sunset cruise. Climb aboard a boat for a scenic cruise including views of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the Bridge of Lions, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Sip beer or wine from the on-board bar during this tour reserved for guests 21 and older.
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Private Boat and Golf Cart Tour

Private Boat and Golf Cart Tour

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Unique opportunity to see the Old City from the water and land. Our guide will greet you at the Plaza de la Constitucion, for an introduction of the City of St. Augustine. Then we will bring you to the Marina were you will board the Victory III for the 75 minute narrated boat tour. Upon returning to the dock, your guide/driver will be waiting for you to show you around downtown St. Augustine during a one hour golf cart tour of the most important landmarks and monuments. While our golf cart tour is private the boat tour is shared with other guests.
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$276.00
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Private St Augustine Golf Cart Tales and Tasting Tour

Private St Augustine Golf Cart Tales and Tasting Tour

Great tour to explore the city and visit the most important landmarks on a golf cart with a certified city guide and try amazing food with a cold beer or beverage and finish on a sweet note with a special Popsicle !
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St Augustine Boat and Walking Tour

St Augustine Boat and Walking Tour

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Unique opportunity to see the Old City from the water and land. Our guide will greet you at the Plaza de la Constitucion,for a introduction of the City of St. Augustine. Then we will bring you to the Marina were you will board the Victory III for the 75 minute narrated boat tour. Upon return to the dock, your guide will meet you to show you around downtown St. Augustine for a one hour walking tour of the most important landmarks and monuments.
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$49.00
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Private St Augustine Boat and Walking Tour

Private St Augustine Boat and Walking Tour

Unique opportunity to see the Old City from the water and land. Our guide will greet you at the Plaza de la Constitucion, for an introduction of the City of St. Augustine. Then we will bring you to the Marina were you will board the Victory III for the 75 minute narrated boat tour. Upon return to the dock, your guide will meet you to show you around downtown St. Augustine for a one hour walking tour of the most important landmarks and monuments. While our walking tour is private the boat tour is shared with other guests.
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$69.00
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2 Day History Tour at St. Augustine

2 Day History Tour at St. Augustine

Since 1998 Ancient City Tours has operated as a receptive tour operator in St. Augustine. Focusing on Educational Groups until now, we can now bring our expertise to you, your family and or group. These special packages are available exclusively by us because of our reputation and relationships with the attractions owners themselves. Have you ever visited a strange or new town and wished you had a local friend to call? With Ancient City Tours that is exactly our focus. We are here for you before, during, and after the tour. Call us and see why it better when its an Ancient City Tours Tour!
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  • 2 days
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$176.00
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