Historic Tours of Flagler College
Important Notice for Visitors to Flagler College
Starting March 2024, Historic Tours of Flagler College will be undergoing renovations. This will impact certain parts of our tour experience. The Flagler Room, the former grand parlor room of the historic Hotel Ponce de Leon, will be temporarily closed as part of the renovation project, which is scheduled from March 2024 through 2025.
Please note that our tours will be suspended from May 2024 to August 2024 due to further renovations in the Rotunda area.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding as we work to enhance our facilities for future visitors. Please stay tuned for updates on the progress of our renovations.
Thank you for your continued support of Historic Tours of Flagler College.
About Historic Tours of Flagler College
Historic Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark. Built by railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler in 1888, 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 daily from the main lobby (Rotunda) of the College located at 74 King Street. As we prioritize our educational mission, tours are subject to cancellations. Please check our ticket availability for more information.
Guests will begin their tour by exploring the courtyard and learning about the hotel’s Spanish Renaissance architecture and the techniques used to realize Henry Flagler’s vision. Next, they will visit the grand lobby, where they can admire a 68-foot domed ceiling supported by eight ornate oak caryatids. The tour continues to the dining room, where 79 Louis Comfort Tiffany Stained Glass windows illuminate the beautiful hand-painted murals on the walls and ceiling. Finally, they will visit the Flagler Room, formerly the Women’s Grand Parlor, featuring handcrafted Austrian crystal chandeliers, a clock with the largest piece of intact white onyx in the western hemisphere, original hotel furniture and art, as well as personal photos and mementos from Henry Flagler and his family.
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