Legacy Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, listed as a National Historic Landmark. Built by millionaire developer Henry M. Flagler in 1887, the Ponce is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and was one of the most exclusive resorts of its day.
Tours depart from the main lobby (Rotunda) of the College located at 74 King Street. Tickets maybe purchased at this location 15 minutes prior to each tour, or at Flagler’s Legacy located at 59 Saint George Street (open daily between and )
Vistors will begin in the Rotunda where they will stare up into an 80-foot domed ceiling supported in part by eight ornately carved oak caryatids, robed women copied from the temple of Diana in Greece.
Other stops include the Dining Hall, where 79 of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s stained glass windows are displayed. Then onto the Flagler Room, original the hotel's Grand Parlor, where visitors gaze upon Tiffany Austrian crystal chandeliers, a massive onyx Thomas Edison clock - one of the first ever to be used in a public building - and a historical photo gallery of the Flagler family.
Pricing is $10 for adults, $1 for children under the age of 12 and FREE to St. Johns County residents with a valid ID. Individual reservations are not necessary. For group rates or more information about the tours, please contact Flagler’s Legacy at (904) 823-3378.
Please note that at no time are the tours free of charge or is the Dining Hall open to the public.
For more info, please contact Flagler’s Legacy at 904-823-3378.