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The Ximenez-Fatio House

20 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-829-3575
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2nd visit

they were closed on a cold, wet, rainy day so we returned and had a very nice tour. thanks Aaron... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
travelfamily9
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New Port Richey, FL
interesting history timeline

Aaron was our guide and was very well versed about the evolution of the city. Since the home was a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
diane f
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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 19th century women’s history”William Seale, Ph.D.; author, historian, and consultant for interpretation since the 1970’s.
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20 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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20 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-829-3575
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they were closed on a cold, wet, rainy day so we returned and had a very nice tour. thanks Aaron! love to hear about how this boardinghouse ran and who stayed there but especially how it was run by women! neat bit of history. lovely...More

Thank travelfamily9
XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for braving the elements! Yes indeed, having three successive female owners really was an amazing accomplishment for such a young industry in America. Please come back to see us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aaron was our guide and was very well versed about the evolution of the city. Since the home was a boarding house, we found out not only about innkeeper and the rooms and how they were furnished, but also the guests, who tended to be...More

1  Thank diane f
XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you. We try to show exactly what life was like in the time period, of running one of the top boarding houses of St. Augustine. Every part of the land was used, and guests returned year in and year out to stay. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guided tour by one of the best tour guides I have experienced. Small gift shop at the beginning of the tour. A real window of the times, the impact of the Creek Indian Wars (widows and orphans, plantations burned), the role of women in early...More

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XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The American territorial period is an era of St. Augustine that we still learn from today. Many of the wars and conditions of what life was exactly like are still being researched with numerous accounts to consider. Thank you for taking the interest in visiting...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Saint Augustine for years and have never had the chance to visit this house. We finally were able to visit it and regret not having seen it before. You are led through the site by an extremely knowledgeable tour guide....More

1  Thank Jon S
XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

The Ximenez-Fatio House, established in 1798 remained a welcoming staple of St. Augustine for ages. It's one of the most preserved houses in the United States, and yes many have not yet been to see this treasure of a time period still largely undiscovered. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been traveling to St. Augustine for years but, for some unknown reason, we had never before visited this site. It being a beautiful day and Christmas Season in full swing, the streets were packed, so my wife and I sought a tranquil spot...More

1  Thank conquistador1513
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Whenever we are in st augustine we always make a point of stopping here. It is wonderful! We are learning so much about the city and the people. Aaron was our tour guide and he did a great job. A must do.

2  Thank Geannie_N
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Interesting house, haunted, with a lot of history here. I would highly recommend coming here, it is like rolling back your clocks to a former era. Beautiful, well kept, and the staff is very friendly.

2  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Very interesting history in this old house and grounds. Tour was thorough and interesting. 10 minute video before the tour. Little gift shop. Bathrooms. Staff are engaged and sincere, not touristy at all. This is a part of history that will enrich your visit to...More

1  Thank cleichhorn
Reviewed 20 November 2017

There were few tourists in this street in Old Town and the best part of St Augustine. Not open to the public this building was an impressive historic site and worth walking by and viewing..

1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of this house. It was interesting to see how rich tourists in 1830-1875 spent their time and what the rooms were like in which they stayed. The house was owned and managed by several different women during this time period....More

2  Thank Jo B
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Response from Dona B | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps $7. adult. I had $5. senior admission.
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