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Legacy Tours of Flagler College will free tours of the college to all St. Johns County Residents with valid ID

Beginning in July, St. Johns County residents can tour Flagler College locations such as the former Hotel Ponce de Leon for free.


Beginning July 1, 2012, Legacy Tours of Flagler College will free tours of the college to all St. Johns County residents with valid ID to help celebrate the upcoming 125th anniversary of the Hotel Ponce de Leon.

Legacy Tours highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a nationally designated historic landmark building, built by Henry Flagler in 1887. Millionaire industrialist/developer Henry Morrison Flagler envisioned creating an American Riviera in St. Augustine and the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now Flagler College, has recaptured the architectural spirit of old Europe.

“By offering free tours to St. Johns County residents, we hope to reintroduce this magnificent historical landmark in time for everyone to take part in the celebrations surrounding the anniversary of the Ponce,” said Samantha Palmer, Manager of Retail Operation for Flagler College.

Tours currently depart at the top of each hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. seven days a week. Tours run approximately one hour long and depart from the main lobby (Rotunda) of the College located at 74 King Street.

Tickets may be purchased in the lobby gift shop prior to each tour or at Flagler’s Legacy located at 59 St. George Street.

Pricing for non-St. Johns County residents is $10 for adults and $1 for children under the age of 12, which includes a complimentary Flagler College Coloring and Activity book.

For more info, please contact Flagler’s Legacy at 904-823-3378.