The Fountain Of Youth Archaeological Park

Historic Site, Park, and Fountain
St. Augustine
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  • Ranked #4 for historic sites in St. Augustine
  • Lisa E.
    "Don't miss the boat build, cannon blast, peacocks, & views!"(5 Tips)
    FamilyFun
    "There's also a planetarium."(5 Tips)
    Michelle T.
    "... Make sue to drink the Fountain of Youth water....I feel younger already. Haha"(2 Tips)
    Jon D.
    "... thats the price for eternal youth. The rest of park is rather tacky and..."(2 Tips)
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  • Greysn R.
    The attractions were a bit tacky but the staff (and wild peacocks) made all the difference. Very friendly. Look out for Dana (I think) the manager. Great dude, awesome suggestions at the food court ha
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYAugust 17, 2010
    This attraction was created by Luella Day McConnell in 1904, & was named after the Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon. It is said that anyone who drinks from the Fountain would have their youth restored.
  • Nancy👙🌴☀️
    Nancy👙🌴☀️April 1, 2014
    Beautiful park. Most everything is outdated but I kind of like that they've left it alone. Peacocks are beautiful especially the albino ones. Think about the explorers being here 500 years ago!
  • Heather D.
    Heather DurkinJuly 28, 2011
    Lots of peacocks. The Fountain of Youth water in the gift shop is filtered and tastes much better than the water coming out of the spring. Still it's fun to taste the water from the spring beside the
  • Andrew M.
    Cool experience to drink from the actual "Fountain of Youth". Not sure if it was worth the $15 for the whole experience though. Workers were very polite and were well versed in their knowledge.
  • Karen L.
    Karen LaskodiOctober 25, 2013
    I'm not normally interested in demonstrations or people in garb, but I encourage you to listen to the gentleman giving insight into the Native American culture. Eye opening, and kind of life changing.
  • Irela Maidolly R.
    Irela Maidolly RiveraMarch 22, 2015
    This place is wonderful! If you love history you'll love coming here. Not to mention all the peacocks!
  • Brittany
    BrittanyOctober 28, 2013
    A little cheesy but very beautiful location. We were there duing the Maritime festival and it made for a nice relaxing late morning/early afternoon.
  • Paul
    PaulMarch 21, 2010
    A definite must see in St. Augustine! There's a lot to check out here. The fountain, the planetarium, the Globe, and much more. Awesome place!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CoeJune 21, 2015
    Planetarium show needs some updating and modernization. The actual water from the fountain is sulfurous but if it makes you young who's complaining? Cannon firing and weapons demo is good
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WilliamsMarch 3, 2012
    Check out the gift ship in the back even if you don't go to the actual fountain and you can see some of the peacocks too!
  • Jackie
    JackieJuly 7, 2012
    Water didn't taste bad at all, don't be nervous about trying it. The canon firing was great. It was loud to me! Bruce did a nice job with the presentation.
  • Jessica E.
    Jessica ElizabethDecember 24, 2012
    Best classic attraction ever. It is like going back in time to the 1950's or even 1550's, ha ha
  • Lisa E.
    Lisa ERNovember 21, 2013
    Neat park to tour. Water has lots of sulfur. Don't miss the boat build, cannon blast, peacocks, & views!
  • Dan D.
    Dan DavisMarch 27, 2014
    Much more interesting than I expected. It wad worth the admission price and time. And it has a parking lot.
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauJune 15, 2013
    Water is untreated Florida groundwater so smells/tastes like sulfur, guess thats the price for eternal youth. The rest of park is rather tacky and stretches to find relevance.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANJune 30, 2015
    Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon landed in America while supposedly searching for the “Fountain of Youth.” Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed here in 1565. Watch this video for more info. Read more
  • FamilyFun
    FamilyFunMarch 7, 2012
    Take a sip of the sulfer spring water that was thought to bring eternal youth. Tell us how you like the taste! There's also a planetarium.
  • Angela S.
    Angela StrobleOctober 12, 2014
    Great place to spend a few hours. Lots of history and beautiful grounds.
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TalbottJanuary 30, 2011
    The cannon fire is great!!! Make sue to drink the Fountain of Youth water....I feel younger already. Haha
  • Alejandro M.
    Alejandro MalladoJune 8, 2014
    My favourite place to visit in Saint Augustine.
  • Bing
    BingJuly 21, 2012
    St. Augustine is rich in history and home to the Fountain of Youth. Can’t hurt to check-in here, right?
  • Jennie
    JennieApril 12, 2010
    Taste the water they offer. I swear the husband and I felt a little odd afterwards. Maybe it was the water giving us "immortality." Hmmmm...
  • Cary C.
    Cary ColemanFebruary 23, 2011
    Segway tours are here. The snack shack has the coldest beers in town.
  • Bing M.
    Bing ManagerJuly 21, 2012
    St. Augustine is rich in history and home to the Fountain of Youth. Can’t hurt to check-in here, right?
  • Ted T.
    Ted TrentlerJuly 13, 2015
    Seemed a bit expensive to get in to me. Just got some water at the gift shop.
  • Conrad C.
    Conrad CentenoAugust 12, 2010
    Go watch them fire off the cannon by some Spaniard in his regalia then cool off and take a nap in the Planetarium.
  • Cary C.
    Cary ColemanMay 30, 2011
    Snack shack has the coldest beer in town. Try the pickle on a stick!
  • Heather S.
    Heather SheridanDecember 14, 2013
    Best part is feeding peanuts to the squirrels!
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardAugust 2
    Prayer of Saint Francis
  • Jerry B.
    Jerry BeduchMay 29, 2014
    I came, I drank, I'm still old. This is a great place.
  • Emelisa P.
    Emelisa PerezJuly 3, 2011
    Water taste salty. Cannon shot is not as loud as they say it will be. Beautiful peacocks roaming around.
  • Josiah R.
    Josiah RavishDecember 21, 2013
    Not much to see. Kind of a let down but the fact that it was the beginning of our nation's history is pretty darn cool.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CoeJune 21, 2015
    Interesting. Water doesn't taste good but it's Florida
  • Erika F.
    Erika FavreauJune 26, 2012
    A little cheesy but a must when in St. Augustine!
  • David M.
    David MorenoAugust 13, 2011
    The water from the fountain of youth tastes like someone farted in your mouth!!!!
  • David U.
    David UnderwoodAugust 12, 2010
    Get a sample of the water and feed the peacocks...neat!
  • Edward T.
    Edward TeagueSeptember 10, 2015
    Why I didn't know this earlier? I have to tell it Jacky!
  • Denise S.
    Planetarium, archeological dig, peacocks
  • Ellen
    EllenFebruary 16, 2013
    Drank from the fountain. Feeling younger already.
  • Duni M.
    Duni MolerioJuly 2, 2014
    pretty peacocks found here
  • Lesleann
    LesleannAugust 18, 2014
    A dog friendly attraction!
  • Kim L.
    Kim Lewis WagnerOctober 25, 2014
    Let's see how young I can become
  • Theresa H.
    Theresa HibbsSeptember 21, 2011
    Wear lots of mosquito repellent!!!
  • Jimmy S.
    Jimmy SylakowskiSeptember 4, 2012
    The water tasted like copper and I don't feel any younger.
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn PeckJuly 3, 2012
    There is nothing to 'discover' in the Discovery Globe except a 1970's LED Globe with a boring voiceover worse than Epcot.
  • Kyle D.
    Kyle Del BonisAugust 29, 2011
    Try the spring water Read more
  • Keith W.
    Keith WagnerAugust 3, 2012
    $12 a person is a rip off. Go to the mission close by for free!
  • win w.
    win willJune 2, 2015
    Water is tap water
  • Meme B.
    Meme BernholzSeptember 15, 2011
    Ah. A toast to youth with a beer chaser.
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