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The Ximenez-Fatio House

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Address: 20 Aviles Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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+1 904-829-3575
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Dating to the Spanish town plan of 1573, the property is a centerpiece of...

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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The tour was excellent. It was very fun to be able to walk through the old building and see how they would have lived back then in the 1500s. The tour was elaborate, seeing every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was excellent. It was very fun to be able to walk through the old building and see how they would have lived back then in the 1500s. The tour was elaborate, seeing every room available and hearing the history behind some artifacts.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-do tour. You can see what was built in the 1700's and how it was used as a boarding house. All the bedrooms and parlors have a fireplace and very interesting layouts. The tour guide I had was excellent explaining all the details and all of that Century's luxury items used. You will be so pleasantly surprised... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as you walk through the gates, prepare to step into another century. This is not a hokey, commercialized attraction, like some others we have here in town. This is the real deal. It's a fascinating place with a rich history, beautifully and lovingly restored, and you can really sense what it might have been like to visit St... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great period house tour!! Tour guides give very cool info into the life of the times. One of the best hidden gems in St. Augustine!!

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great period house with access to most rooms, gives you a feeling of being transported back to the period. Mike our tour guide and was very knowledgeable on items in the house. He was very informatve on the house history as well as the events of the period. Museum also has a great video with reenactments taking place in the... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful slice of history. Well appointed. Excellent docents. Well done trustees, your care for detail and amazing preservation of this home is commendable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I went recently with my family and loved it. The tour gives a very good description of just about everything on the property. The history is very interesting to read about but even better when your there on a tour. The biggest thing that surprised me was that it took about an hour to go through the buildings you would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I loved visiting the Ximenez-Fatio House. It was a great glimpse into the lifestyle of the people who stayed there while it was a boarding house. Definitely worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We toured this 18th century boarding house with friends from England. We were all impressed with the authenticity and attention to detail. Our tour guide Irene gave a very good tour in her excellent speaking voice. We will take others who are visiting here to this gem in the old city.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was a very interesting place with a lot of history behind it. Gilly was our tour guide and she did a great job. she told us all about the house and every room in great detail. This house is not to be missed.

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