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“Explore the grandeur of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon”
Explore the grandeur of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon; built in 1887 by Henry Flagler. Now home to Flagler College; take a tour through this fully restored building alive with its Tiffany windows; ornate murals and Spanish Renaissance architecture. Tours run daily. The Ponce de León Hotel was an exclusive hotel in St. Augustine, Florida, built by millionaire developer and Standard Oilco-founder Henry M. Flagler and completed in 1888. The Hotel Ponce de Leon was designed in the Spanish Renaissancestyle by the New York architects John Carrère and Thomas Hastings, and was constructed entirely of poured concrete, using the local coquina stone as aggregrate. The hotel also was wired for electricity at the onset, with the power being supplied by D.C. generators supplied by Flagler's friend, Thomas Edison. The building and grounds of the hotel are today a part of Flagler College
Glad we signed up for this tour a couple days in advance because it is quite popular. The 50 minute tour is led by a current student, in our case Ally. She did a nice job and had a good booming... Read more
Great tour through this amazing building! Our guide (Kate) was great. The tour group was small enough that we could all ask as many questions as we wanted. She explained in detail the history of... Read more
Flagler College Tour
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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