Historic Tours of Flagler College


Notice: Temporary Closure of Historical Tours at Flagler College

Please note that our historical tours at Flagler College, including those of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, will be temporarily closed from May 2nd to September 2024 due to ongoing construction activities.

During this period, we regret any inconvenience this may cause. However, we invite you to explore our rich history through our virtual tours, available online at Flagler College's historical virtual tours page.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to our historical tours once construction is complete.

Thank you for your continued support.

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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