Residents offered free tour of Flagler College

Beginning July 1, Historic City News readers who reside in St Augustine and St Johns County will be able to present their ID and take the Legacy Tour of Flagler College, without charge, as part of the upcoming 125th anniversary celebration 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.

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