Ponce de Leon Hotel tours resume Monday

Coordinator of Public Information, Priscilla N. Proctor, announced to local Historic City News reporters that Flagler’s Legacy will begin summer tours of the former “Ponce de Leon Hotel” on Monday, May 2nd.

The expanded tour schedule will run on the hour, from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m., until Saturday, August 21.

Pricing is $7 for adults, $5 for St. Augustine residents with a valid ID and $1 for children under the age of 12, which includes a complimentary Flagler College coloring and activity book. Individual reservations are not necessary. For group rates, please contact Flagler’s Legacy at (904) 823-3378.

The tours will depart from the Rotunda of the college, located at 74 King Street. Tours will last approximately one hour. Tickets may be purchased at this location 20 minutes prior to each tour, or at Flagler’s Legacy, located at 59 St. George Street. Flagler’s Legacy is open daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Due to the return of students, tours will be canceled towards the end of summer, starting on Saturday, August 27, through Tuesday, August 30.

Please note that the student dining hall is not open to the public and at no time are the tours free of charge.

Flagler College is an independent, four-year, comprehensive baccalaureate college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 25 majors, 29 minors and two pre-professional programs, the largest majors being business, education and communication. Small by intent, Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost; tuition is $21,450, including room and board. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for the historic beauty of its campus. The main building is Ponce de Leon Hall, built in 1887 as a luxury resort by Henry Flagler, who co-founded the Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller.

Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News staff photographer

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