Flagler's Legacy and Historical Tours of Flagler College are owned and operated by Flagler College. Flagler's Legacy is the official spirit shop for Flagler College.
Created by a Flagler College student campus organization called Enactus and Donna DeLorenzo, Executive Director of College Relations and a Sam Walton Fellow saw the potential for a thriving retail business in 1998. Enactus students opened a small boutique gift shop in the Rotunda of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon during that summer selling a few historic souvenirs. Additionally, they began charging for guided tours of the College that included areas normally restricted to the public. Their success was so great that the idea for a store in the historic St. Augustine pedestrian shopping district, St. George Street, was born. Flagler's Legacy was created with a three-fold objective: to market the College globally; to teach students how to start and run a business; and to produce revenue for the College.
Flagler's Legacy opened its doors in April 2000, at the north end of St. George Street in a charming 2-story historic building of coquina, stone and aged wooden beams. What started out as a small selection of t-shirts and souvenirs has expanded into a collection of over 300 custom gifts and souvenirs. Over the years, the business has grown to include an online store a college souvenir retail store, and a boutique gift shop in the Rotunda, where historical tours of Flagler College are given year round to over 40,000 guests annually.