For Immediate Release
Contact: Bobbie Stewart, 904-826-8582, email@example.com
Flagler College to offer more tours during summer
St. Augustine, Fla. — Tours of the Hotel Ponce de Leon, a national historic landmark now home to Flagler College, will kick-off its summer schedule by running tours on the hour starting Monday, May 8 through August 6. Tours will be canceled Thursday, May 18 for the annual Power of the Purse event at Flagler College.
Tours will start at the top of each hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily and run approximately one-hour long. They depart from the main lobby (Rotunda) of the college located at 74 King Street. Tickets may be purchased at this location 20 minutes prior to each tour or at Flagler’s Legacy located at 59 St. George Street — open daily between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Tours of the former luxury hotel, famous for its Tiffany Windows, ornate murals and Spanish-Renaissance architecture, are offered throughout the year. Pricing is $10 for adults, $1 for children under the age of 12, and free for St. Johns County residents with a valid ID. Reservations are not necessary. For group rates, please contact Flagler’s Legacy at (904) 823-3378.
Please note that the college’s Dining Hall is not open to the public.
Flagler College is a private, four-year comprehensive college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 32 majors, 44 minors, and two pre-professional programs. Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as a satellite campus 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. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark built in 1888 by railroad pioneer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry M. Flagler. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.