The Fountain Of Youth Archaeological Park

Historic Site and Park
11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States
Closed until 9:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
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The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a 15 acre waterfront, Historical Site where St. Augustine, Florida began in 1565.


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  • Ranked #4 for historic sites in St. Augustine
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    Lisa E.
    "Don't miss the boat build, cannon blast, peacocks, & views!"(5 Tips)
    "There's also a planetarium."(4 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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  • 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.

    Andrew McKinney · March 26
  • Heather D.

    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

    Heather Durkin · July 28, 2011

    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.

    HISTORY · August 17, 2010
  • Nancy👙🌴☀️

    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 Most everything is outdated but I kind of like that they've left it alone.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!

    Nancy👙🌴☀️ · April 1, 2014
  • Karen L.

    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.

    Karen Laskodi · October 25, 2013
  • Mike C.

    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

    Mike Coe · June 21, 2015
  • Jon D.

    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.

    Jon Darveau · June 15, 2013
  • Paul

    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!

    Paul · March 21, 2010
  • Jackie

    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.

    Jackie · July 7, 2012
  • Brittany

    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.

    Brittany · October 28, 2013
  • Irela Maidolly R.

    This place is wonderful! If you love history you'll love coming here. Not to mention all the peacocks!

    Irela Maidolly Rivera · March 22, 2015
  • Jennie

    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...

    Jennie · April 12, 2010
  • Dan D.

    Much more interesting than I expected. It wad worth the admission price and time. And it has a parking lot.

    Dan Davis · March 27, 2014
  • Rachel W.

    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!

    Rachel Williams · March 3, 2012
  • FamilyFun

    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.

    FamilyFun · March 7, 2012
  • Jessica E.

    Best classic attraction ever. It is like going back in time to the 1950's or even 1550's, ha ha

    Jessica Elizabeth · December 24, 2012
  • C-SPAN

    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

    C-SPAN · June 30, 2015
  • Lisa E.

    Neat park to tour. Water has lots of sulfur. Don't miss the boat build, cannon blast, peacocks, & views!

    Lisa ER · November 21, 2013
  • Josiah R.

    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.

    Josiah Ravish · December 21, 2013
  • Angela S.

    Great place to spend a few hours. Lots of history and beautiful grounds.

    Angela Stroble · October 12, 2014
  • Jenn P.

    There is nothing to 'discover' in the Discovery Globe except a 1970's LED Globe with a boring voiceover worse than Epcot.

    Jenn Peck · July 3, 2012
  • Emelisa P.

    Water taste salty. Cannon shot is not as loud as they say it will be. Beautiful peacocks roaming around.

    Emelisa Perez · July 3, 2011
  • Cary C.

    Segway tours are here. The snack shack has the coldest beers in town.

    Cary Coleman · February 23, 2011
  • Ted T.

    Seemed a bit expensive to get in to me. Just got some water at the gift shop.

    Ted Trentler · July 13, 2015
  • Bing

    St. Augustine is rich in history and home to the Fountain of Youth. Can’t hurt to check-in here, right?

    Bing · July 21, 2012
  • Bing M.

    St. Augustine is rich in history and home to the Fountain of Youth. Can’t hurt to check-in here, right?

    Bing Manager · July 21, 2012
  • Michelle T.

    The cannon fire is great!!! Make sue to drink the Fountain of Youth water....I feel younger already. Haha

    Michelle Talbott · January 30, 2011
  • Conrad C.

    Go watch them fire off the cannon by some Spaniard in his regalia then cool off and take a nap in the Planetarium.

    Conrad Centeno · August 12, 2010
  • David M.

    The water from the fountain of youth tastes like someone farted in your mouth!!!!

    David Moreno · August 13, 2011
  • Alejandro M.

    My favourite place to visit in Saint Augustine.

    Alejandro Mallado · June 8, 2014
  • Cary C.

    Snack shack has the coldest beer in town. Try the pickle on a stick!

    Cary Coleman · May 30, 2011
  • Mike C.

    Interesting. Water doesn't taste good but it's Florida

    Mike Coe · June 21, 2015
  • Keith W.

    $12 a person is a rip off. Go to the mission close by for free!

    Keith Wagner · August 3, 2012
  • Jimmy S.

    The water tasted like copper and I don't feel any younger.

    Jimmy Sylakowski · September 4, 2012
  • Jerry B.

    I came, I drank, I'm still old. This is a great place.

    Jerry Beduch · May 29, 2014
  • Heather S.

    Best part is feeding peanuts to the squirrels!

    Heather Sheridan · December 14, 2013
  • David U.

    Get a sample of the water and feed the peacocks...neat!

    David Underwood · August 12, 2010
  • Kristine H.

    Not worth $12.00, there is no "fountain"

    Kristine Henson · June 13, 2014
  • Edward T.

    Why I didn't know this earlier? I have to tell it Jacky!

    Edward Teague · September 10, 2015
  • Erika F.

    A little cheesy but a must when in St. Augustine!

    Erika Favreau · June 26, 2012
  • Ellen

    Drank from the fountain. Feeling younger already.

    Ellen · February 16, 2013
  • Duni M.

    pretty peacocks found here

    Duni Molerio · July 2, 2014
  • Theresa H.

    Wear lots of mosquito repellent!!!

    Theresa Hibbs · September 21, 2011
  • Kyle D.

    Try the spring water Read more

    Kyle Del Bonis · August 29, 2011
  • Porter

    Don't waste your money. It's a drag.

    Porter · January 22, 2012
  • Lesleann

    A dog friendly attraction!

    Lesleann · August 18, 2014
  • Kim L.

    Let's see how young I can become

    Kim Lewis Wagner · October 25, 2014
  • Meme B.

    Ah. A toast to youth with a beer chaser.

    Meme Bernholz · September 15, 2011
  • Stan the Man

    Hold your nose and drink up.

    Stan the Man · February 1, 2013
  • win w.

    Water is tap water

    win will · June 2, 2015

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