Visit The Original 1565 Site of St. Augustine

We invite you to visit us for a fascinating, informative, entertaining tour of Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the original site of the Nation's oldest city. Located in the area first explored by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513 and settled by Pedro Menendez de Aviles in 1565, historic St. Augustine is the oldest successful European settlement in the United States. Colonial America started right HERE, 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, and 42 years before Jamestown! With a long, rich history spanning nearly 500 years, the Fountain of Youth Park will delight and amaze you. Whether you visit for an hour or take all day, our 15 waterfront acres will provide you with hours of enjoyment. But why take our word for it? Here's Juan Ponce de Leon to tell you himself...


New Exhibits, a Perfect Wedding Venue and Other Park Must-Sees

Our new 3,000 square foot pavilion is perfect for weddings and other events! Whether you have 50 or 300 guests, this new venue is sure to please...[+]

We have reconstructed the First Mission Church of Nombre de Dios, which was built in 1587 here at the Park. Come see the beautiful cypress mission... [+]

We have added historically-correct examples of Timucuan structures that are fully-realized inside and out... [+]