From Flagler College
After last year’s $2.3 million restoration of the Flagler College Solarium, visitors can once again take in the magnificent views only seen at the top of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon.
Closed to the public for nearly 40 years, the newly restored fourth-floor parlor located over the Rotunda boasts a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. Floor-to-ceiling windows on all four sides allow sunlight to pour into the vaulted space flanked by roof terraces and twin towers that rise above the St. Augustine skyline.
The centerpiece of Flagler College, the former Hotel Ponce de Leon was built in 1888 by Henry Flagler and is now recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
Solarium tours begin onÂ June 7Â and will depart everyÂ SaturdayÂ andÂ SundayÂ in June and July at11 a.m. and 1 p.mÂ from the main lobby (Rotunda) of the college located at 74 King Street. Reservations are required for Solarium tours due to limited dates and capacity.
Tickets are $6 per person and may be purchased online atÂ legacy.flagler.eduÂ or at Flagler’s Legacy, 59 St. George Street, open daily fromÂ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Â Ticket does not include admission to the hourly Historical Tours of Flagler College.
For more information, contact Flagler’s Legacy atÂ 904-823-3378.