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With nearly 500 years of history to draw on, themed attractions and historical sites in St. Augustine bring the history and romance of the ‘Oldest City in the USA’ to life. Unique historic sites and modern-day re-enactments make St. Augustine’s attractions some of the most popular features of Florida’s Historic Coast. Here are 10 not to miss while exploring St. Augustine.
Tours of Flagler College give a look at the former Hotel Ponce de León, established in 1887 by railroad and oil magnate Henry Flagler. The National Historic Landmark is an outstanding model of Spanish Renaissance architecture. The tour through the college is an educational glimpse into the past of an exclusive, luxury resort. Tourists are able to see the Dining Hall, with its stained glass windows, the Flagler Room, which is home to one of the first publicly-used onyx Thomas Edison clocks, and the Rotunda – host to an exquisite 80-foot domed ceiling. Purchase tickets at the main lobby of the college 15 minutes before each tour.
74 King Street, St. Augustine, Florida, USA, (800) 304-4208