Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

St. Augustine
11 Magnolia Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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The front arch of Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth welcomes you to the Park
Historical reeanctors portray Timucuan village life at our Seloy Village Exhibit
Over 30 friendly peacocks welcome you to the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
Excavations by UF and FMHN reveal the large Casa de Municiones
See the reconstructed Mission Church of Nombre de Dios, first built in the Park in 1587. The Mission Church was the first built in the US!
Our Spring House contains Ponce de Leon's Spring of Eternal Hope. Will your wish come true?
Our cannoneer fires a six pounder on the Menendez 1565 Settlement waterfront. Come hear the cannon roar!
Our Explorer's Globe is three stories of amazing history in an entertaining, air-conditioned show!
Historic Sites
Outdoor Venues
  • Adult: $15.00
  • Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

What You Need To Know

Visit America's First Colony! Founded by Pedro Menendez on THIS ACTUAL SITE 42 years before Jamestown and 55 years before Plymouth Rock, The Fountain of Youth is the first settlement area in our Nation's Oldest City. There is so much to do here: Drink from Ponce's Spring of Eternal Hope, see Stars in our Planetarium, and visit the Timucua Indian Village of Seloy. Hear our Spanish Cannon roar!  If you visit Florida, you must visit here. Our 15 waterfront acres are also available for weddings.

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  • Amenities
    • Alcohol Allowed
    • Electricity Available
    • Food/Beverage Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Guided Tours
    • Indoor Event Venue
    • Lighting Available
    • Linens Available
    • Meeting Room Set-up Services
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Outdoor Event Venue
    • Parking
    • Self-Guided Tours
    • Tables & Chairs Available
    • Tents
    • Wet Bar
  • Discounts
    • AAA Discount
    • Group Discount
    • Local Resident Discount
    • Military Discount
    • Other Discount
    • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Facility Amenities
    • ADA Compliant
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
    • Concessions
    • Covered Pavilion
    • Family-Friendly
    • Pet-Friendly
    • Picnic Area
    • Restaurant
  • General Information
    • Capacity of Largest Meeting Room: 300
    • Dates Closed: 12/25 only
    • Hours: 9 am - 6 pm daily, last entry at 5pm
    • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
    • Open Year-Round
    • Sq. Ft. of Largest Meeting Room: 3000
    • Total Capacity of Meeting Space: 450
    • Total Sq. Ft. of Meeting Space: 4200
  • Payment Methods
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • Travelers Checks
    • Visa
  • Time to Experience
    • 1 - 2 hours