A photo of a dog "time traveling" at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. Credit: @eastcoastshihtzu
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
After a trek around the park a quiet stop in the garden let our dog get a much needed break and fountain drink!
Shadow our mini poodle made friends with dogs and birds at the Fountain of Youth. Shadow is the black poodle ;)
Picture of Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, a dog friendly attraction in Saint Augustine, FL.
Picture of Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, a dog friendly attraction in Saint Augustine, FL.
Picture of Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, a dog friendly attraction in Saint Augustine, FL.
Picture of Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, a dog friendly attraction in Saint Augustine, FL.
A photo of a dog at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. pc: @eastcoastshihtzu
A photo of two dogs hanging out at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. Credit:@zushy
Two dogs drinking out of the Fountain of Pooch at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. Credit: @zushy
A photo of a dog "time traveling" at the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. Credit: @eastcoastshihtzu
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Description

Visit the site where St. Augustine began in 1565 with your pooch at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. With more than 15 waterfront acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of activities to enjoy. You can visit the planetarium, visit the Timucua Indian village, look out from the 600-foot observation deck, and make friends with the peacocks that roam the property. Just keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him in the park.

Reviews

BringFido Guest Rating

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 24 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jan. 13, 2020
    Very Dog Friendly

    The employees got to know Bailey’s name and they were friendly to her. She was allowed in every building and was even able to drink from the fountain of youth.

    Just be careful of the gunfire and cannon fire for dogs that do not like loud bangs. But, those activities are easily avoidable.

  • Nov. 21, 2019
    Our Dogs Loved It.

    The whole park is dog friendly. The staff welcomed them like they were royalty. They went inside the Planetarium, the "Globe" and drank from the Fountain of Youth!

  • Nov. 20, 2019
    Fido friendly field trip

    Had a blast! The bbq take out place was also tasty and they immediately offered our German Shepard water. She was welcome everywhere I. The park and had a blast chasing squirrels and peacocks (dragging mom on leash the whole way, of course!) They even have a special water fountain for dogs. The cannon and weapon demonstrations are a bit loud, so avoid those if pup is squeamish about loud noise (ours likes to watch fireworks and is indifferent to our neighbors who constantly hunt, so wasn’t a problem.) All in all, a fun outing with lots of nice people who wanted to get pets.

  • Oct. 6, 2019
    Very Pet Friendly!

    My pooch loved the fountain of youth! The staff is very nice and welcoming. The fountain of pooch was adorable!

  • More than a year ago
    Super dog friendly!

    The staff goes out of their way to accommodate our puppies. We had a great time. We were able to take our fur babies in all the buildings including the gift shop. Everyone, staff and visitors enjoyed loving on our puppies. We ate at the BBQ restaurant. They made our puppies some pulled pork without sauce that they loved! Our food was amazing!

  • More than a year ago
    The whole park is dog friendly.

    Really enjoyed our visit, the staff was super friendly. We highly recommend this attraction. Our dog could walk through the entire park as well as attend the shows.

  • More than a year ago
    Amazing Location!

    My boyfriend and I have a 5 month old German Shepherd. We took her in our vacation with us and we choose to bring her here. This place is amazing, open field, great people and very good way to learn. She drank from the fountain of youth and we had the best time.

  • More than a year ago
    Good Time

    Park was fairly empty when we went. We walked around on our own. Lots of peacocks and birds walk freely around which drive our dog nuts as he wanted to chase them. They will follow you! We watched the canon go off and our pup didn’t have an issue with it. We got our puppy to drink water from the fountain of youth which was cute! Everyone was extremely friendly.

  • More than a year ago
    Fountain Of Youth Archaeology Park

    Very informative learned a few new facts about American history. Our dog went in all the buildings and exhibits.

  • More than a year ago
    Wonderful experience

    Great for the family especially if you have kids. We got our dog to drink from the fountain of youth and that alone was worth it. The gardens they have are wonderful and there's peacock's all over walking around. I'll warn about the cannon they fire off. If your dog is skittish it might scare them when they fire it! staff was great with taking pictures

  • More than a year ago
    So fun!

    It was so nice to be able to bring our dogs to every part of this park. Our dogs had a blast!

  • More than a year ago
    Great for dogs!

    We loved it here! No charge for the dog, lots of peacocks to look at, drinking from the fountain of youth, demonstrations are fun and a little loud so step back with dogs when firing arms and canon! Very friendly staff, we were very happy all in all with this destination!

  • More than a year ago
    Absolutely Brilliant

    I have long dreamed of a place (other than the pet store) where my dog is allowed everywhere. This is the place of my dreams! Dogs are allowed in the theaters and on every inch of the grounds. Our dog absolutely loved it. We climbed to the top of the observatory tower, sat in for a planetarium show, watched a weapons demonstration (we covered our dog's ears but she is okay with fireworks, so not a lot phases her!), and drank from the Fountain of Youth. Plus the cafe outside has dog bowls!

  • More than a year ago
    My dog LOVED the birds!

    Very dog friendly, my dog could go everywhere we went and had a great time with us.

  • More than a year ago
    Great time!

    Our dog and her people had a great time here. We learned a lot and everyone who worked there was friendly to our dog.

  • More than a year ago
    Loved It!!

    We weren't really sure what to expect outside of the fact that our dog could also drink from the fountain. As soon as we got there everyone was so helpful and so friendly and loved the dogs while still being respectful of distance (ours is often shy). The park is a great size with so much to see and great photo spots with the dogs! The cannon and gun demonstration did startle my dog but he quickly recovered and I loved being able to go into all of be buildings and shows with him in tow. My favorite spot to bring my dog and I would 100% go again. I will say there are a lot of roaming peacocks so just be aware of your dog has a large prey drive.

  • More than a year ago
    Best tourist stop for dogs

    Our dog was allowed to do everything even the planetarium.

  • More than a year ago
    History Tour & Fun for dog

    Took our dog everywhere. Lots to see. Pretty grounds. Friendly staff. Only draw back was gun demonstration but they told us when & where ahead of time. Nice to be able to site see with our dog!

  • More than a year ago
    Amazing time

    If was an amazing place to spend time with our furry kids, you can literally go anywhere with them (even the shows and planetarium). Highly recommend this place, everyone was so nice to them. We always worry because of the anti breed restrictions for having pits and they had absolutely no problem. Have fun!!!

  • More than a year ago
    Great Visit

    This is a good trip and very dog friendly! Our puppy was able to walk around and take in the sights without restrictions.

  • More than a year ago
    Fountain for Fido

    We highly recommend this attraction. Our dog could walk through the entire park as well as attend the shows. They even let our dog taste the water! He will be young forever! Caution: Peacocks roam the area so be sure To have a strong lead. They also shoot a cannon every hour so if your dog gets spooked by very loud noises you would not want to participate in this Spanish re-enactment. Overall a great day with our dog who fears nothing!

  • More than a year ago
    nice say out

    Very nice!!!The problem I had was that the cannon was shot off a few times a day.My dog is afraid of gunshots.Everything else was great.He was given a drink from the Fountain.

  • More than a year ago
    Awesome

    Really enjoyed our visit, the staff was super friendly, the gentleman offered Wolfie her own cup of water from the fountain, which she refused to drink since she only drinks bottled water.she loved the peacocks but didn't like the statue of Ponce de Leon, she barked and growled at him. I think she and my boyfriend saw almost every inch of it and she slept like a baby when we got back to the hotel.

  • More than a year ago
    Our puppy loved it.

    The whole park is dog friendly. Our 4 month old puppy was welcome in all the buildings and she even got a drink from the fountain of youth. The canon firing was a bit loud for her, but all in all a worthwhile stop.

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Traveler Photos

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Tootsie de Leon
Drink!
Corgi with the Fountain of Youth
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Tootsie de Leon
Birds
Great Visit
Fountain Of Pooch
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Mowgli at The Fountain Of Youth
Getting a taste

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