We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ximenez-Fatio House

Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
One of the best attractions

I am so glad I took this tour, very interesting and highly recommend a visit to this site; Lucy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia B
New Port Richey, Florida
Wonderful step back in time and a great tour guide!

We try to do something different each time we visit St. Augustine. My husband was waiting outside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terrytown, Louisiana
Read all 508 reviews
All photos (119)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“boarding house”(120 reviews)
“our tour guide”(64 reviews)
Dating to the Spanish town plan of 1573, the property is a centerpiece of St. Augustine’s oldest settlement and is a feature along the city’s first platted thoroughfare, Aviles Street.“The Ximenez~Fatio House museum is one of the first to interpret...more
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
20 Avila Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4442
+1 904-342-8887
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around St. Augustine
from USD 20.95
More Info
from USD 13.83
More Info
Reviews (508)
Filter reviews
501 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boarding house our tour guide interesting house aviles street great tour oldest street archaeological dig step back in time enjoyable tour a wonderful job gift shop small group interesting history on display life augustine century
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 501 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad I took this tour, very interesting and highly recommend a visit to this site; Lucy was my tour guide and she's very, very good.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to do something different each time we visit St. Augustine. My husband was waiting outside with the dog while I went into get my ticket. The tour guide invited my husband and our golden retriever to accompany us on the tour. The house...More

1  Thank flowerchild48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the house and tour. I believe our tour guide was Lucy, who was so welcoming and knowledgeable. The house has been so wonderfully maintained as well as many items found in the home. Watch the film, it's a short one, but interesting....More

Thank Gwendolynes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fascinating bit of history because this upper class boarding house was run consecutively by three widows. Women of their time period had few ways to earn a respectable income but could open a boarding house. I’d never toured one before, although I’ve...More

Thank FLTeach2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see museum if you are planning a trip to “The Ancient City “. This is a great tour with highly knowledgeable staff about the boarding house, St. Augustine and the migration of Americans to Florida! Each room captures the lives of...More

Thank SonyaLeeZ
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time on the tour of this famous boarding house. Our guide was wonderful and very informative. All the rooms had a story and how very interesting they were. In a time when only men owned businesses, it was so refreshing...More

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This informative tour was the most enjoyable event I did this trip. Our docent, Irene, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city, property owners, the boarding house, and the slaves, servants and free Blacks who maintained it. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sprat851
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We loved this tour. Among the best tours we took while in St Augustine. This is a DON’T MISS tour. Put it on your list of things to do. Loved the authenticity of this boarding house. The items were set up to match the day...More

Thank T K
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We visit St. Augustine as often as time and funds allows. But, this was one place we just never got to. Sometimes the best is last... this was one of those times. We really enjoyed the tour and video. Loved learning about life in the...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This was one of the better historic home tours we've seen. The video you get to watch(in A/C) gives you a lot of history of the house and the people who owned the house. Everything is original and gives you an idea how tough life...More

Thank James N
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 80 nearby hotels
Marion Motor Lodge
110 reviews
.12 km away
Bayfront Inn
865 reviews
.17 km away
The Collector - Luxury Inn & Gardens
554 reviews
.18 km away
Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
2,015 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 632 nearby restaurants
Cellar 6
2,619 reviews
.07 km away
The Kookaburra
500 reviews
.17 km away
Cafe Alcazar
842 reviews
.21 km away
Gaufres & Goods
471 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 470 nearby attractions
Spanish Military Hospital Museum
471 reviews
.08 km away
The Ancient Olive
49 reviews
.14 km away
El Galeon
196 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
21 January 2015|
Response from Dona B | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps $7. adult. I had $5. senior admission.