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The Ximenez-Fatio House

20 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-829-3575
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Impressive Old House In Old Town

There were few tourists in this street in Old Town and the best part of St Augustine. Not open to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Step back in time

We really enjoyed the tour of this house. It was interesting to see how rich tourists in 1830-1875... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jo B
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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
+1 904-829-3575
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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..

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This historic boarding house was great to visit and worth the $8 we paid! The place is well-preserved and the tour guide very knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the tour. I love how they had the room set up for the time period with items from the time period!! So interesting to me what it must have been like. Great little tour!

Thank lalawimsatt
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Very educational on the life style in the 17 and 1800's. Staff was well informed. For a small and out of the way tour this is one of the hidden gems in St Augustine.

Thank jessica19882014
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We finally made it to the Ximenez-Fatio House tour. We were a little confused as to why the house was so small. We then found out that what we thought was the house is merely the gift-shop. The house is quite large. After a 10-minute...More

Thank AuditMan001
Reviewed 20 August 2017

ThIs tour was very informative and enjoyable! We learned so much of the history of this house and St Augustine. The guide was very knowledgable of this house and its former tenants. We enjoyed this tour and would do it again!

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Our first trip to St.Augustine we walked passed this place almost everyday and didn't know what it really was. Well, this visit we stopped in and got one of the most excellent tours in St. Augustine. It's authentically furnished to reflect its heyday as an...More

1  Thank Janet c
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Informative and historic tour. We tried to go on this tour over the past few times that we had gone to Saint Augustine. This last time we visited on June 28 we were lucky enough to get Lucy as our tour guide and we were...More

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour offered at this 18th century female owned boarding house - amazing story of the female owners, fascinating history and a fun glimpse into where a persons of means could stay while traveling in territorial Florida. House is located on Aviles Street...More

Thank MamaSue32771
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20 January 2015|
Response from Dona B | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps $7. adult. I had $5. senior admission.