Fountain of Youth Takes You Back to 16th Century School

TowerHeaderFrom 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on February 6th, The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park steps back in time as the Historic Florida Militia’s Men of Menendez teach visitors a wide array of 16th century life skills. Learn how to fire crossbows, muskets and cannons. Find out all about clothing, cooking and other domestic tasks. Learn the importance of religion by practicing a small portion of the rosary in Spanish. (Instruction in useful Spanish insults also included.) Plus, soap making, rowing, sword fighting and much more!

Photo Credit: Fountain of Youth Official Website

Admission to the 16th century encampment is free as part of the park’s general admission. Admission to the park is $15 Adults, $14 seniors, $9 Children 6 – 12 applies.

For those of you who have always wondered what the Fountain of Youth actually is – It is much more than just a fountain offering drinks for eternal youth, it is a 15-acre archeological park that dates back to the year 1513 and the original landing site of Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon!

This land is literally where it all began! Featuring beautiful grounds, a planetarium, a discovery globe exhibit, Timucuan Indian Village with reenactments, a Spanish watchtower, observation dock, and much more, this is one landmark you won’t want to miss during your stay in St. Augustine!

The Fountain of Youth, currently one of our most visited attractions next to the Castillo de San Marcos is located at 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. Call 904-829-3168 anytime for more information and to see videos and more visit their facebook page at and  their official website.