St. Augustine, Florida: The Old Senator

Giant oak tree in the parking lot of a motel. A sign notes that the tree was growing in 1513 when Ponce de Leon discovered the Fountain of Youth, "a mere 600 feet from this very spot."

Villa 565

Address:
137 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL
Directions:
North of downtown, on the east side of Hwy A1A/San Marco Ave., in the parking lot of the Villa 565 motel.
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The Old Senator tree.

The Old Senator

We found The Old Senator while walking around St. Augustine, in the middle of the parking lot. It has been wrapped in lights for the holidays.

[EC, 12/12/2021]

The Old Senator tree.

The Old Senator

Giant oak tree in the parking lot of a Howard Johnson motel. It is named the "Old Senator" because it is old, crooked, and twisted. It is said to be over 600 years old.

[Pete Roseti, 04/05/2021]

A sign in front of the tree notes that it was growing in 1513 when Ponce de Leon discovered the Fountain of Youth, "a mere 600 feet from this very spot."


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