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Historical Tours of Flagler College

January 18 - December 31

Historical Tours of Flagler College

Daily tours at 10 a.m. and  2 p.m.

Historic Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, listed as a National Historic Landmark. Built by railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler in 1888, the Ponce is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and was one of the most exclusive resorts of its day.
Guests will begin their tour by exploring the courtyard while learning of the hotel’s Spanish Renaissance architecture and of the techniques and innovations used to construct Henry Flagler’s vision. Next is the grand lobby where they will stare up into a 68-foot domed ceiling supported by eight ornate oak caryatids hand carved with robed women, each slightly different from the next. The guest will move on to the dining room where 79 Louis Comfort Tiffany Stained Glass windows stream light onto the beautiful hand-painted murals on the walls and ceiling. Finally, they will visit the Flagler Room, formerly the Women’s Grand Parlor, where they will gaze upon handcrafted Austrian crystal chandeliers, a clock containing the largest piece of intact white onyx in the western hemisphere, original hotel furniture and art, as well as personal photos and mementos from Henry Flagler and his family.

Tours depart from the main lobby (Rotunda) of the college located at 74 King Street. Tickets may be purchased at this location 20 minutes before each tour or at Flagler’s Legacy located at 59 St. George Street open daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Pricing is $10 for adults, $1 for children under the age of 12, and free for St. Johns County residents with a valid ID. Individual reservations are not necessary. For group rates, please contact Flagler’s Legacy at (904) 823-3378.

2018/2019 Tour Schedule*

January 2 – May 710 am & 2 pm, Daily
May 8 – August 610 am – 3 pm (hourly), Daily
August 7 – December 1010 am & 2 pm, Daily
December 11 – December 3010 am – 3 pm (hourly), Daily
January 2  – May 810 am & 2 pm, Daily
May 9 – August 510 am – 3 pm (hourly), Daily

*Times subject to change or cancellation due to college events and policies.

2018/2019 Tour Cancellations

2018 Cancellations:
January 1New Years Eve Gala
January 7Campus Conference – Parts of Tour Unavailable
March 3Campus Visitation Day for Prospective Students
April 13Admitted Students Day – Parts of Tour Unavailable
May 17Flagler College’s Power of the Purse Event
June 22Admissions Summer Visit Day
July 20Admissions Summer Visit Day
2019 Cancellations:
January 1Campus Closed

2018/2019 Public Tour Prices

Seniors (60+)$8
Active Military (with ID)$8
Children (Ages 4-12)$1
Children (Under 4)Free
St. John’s Resident (with ID)Free


January 18
December 31