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The Ximenez-Fatio House

Address: 20 Aviles Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-829-3575
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Dating to the Spanish town plan of 1573, the property is a centerpiece of St. Augustine’s oldest...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

...this should be it. The house is accurately restored and properly furnished for the period and the activities that occurred in each room. If you're not impressed by this tour, then you just don't like historic house tours. Our guide's family has lived in the St. Augustine area for nine generations, and he spoke like someone who could tell you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Ximenez-Fatio House gives you a glimpse back into time. Fully set up and furnished as it was when it operated as an early boarding house, this tour helps you visualize the era and its inhabitants. The tour guides were excellent.... friendly and knowledgeable. A Must See.

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Orlando, Florida
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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The tour was well-priced at $7 per person. Look for the BOGO Entertainment.com coupon, which makes it a better deal. The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes and you get to view rooms on the first floor, second floor and outdoor kitchen.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is the best tour in the historic district in my opinion. The guide was very knowledgable and with prices that low, no one should miss it.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

As I visited the different rooms I imagined encounters with characters from long ago living the boarding house lifestyle. Our guide Gili made our time at Ximenez-Fatio House pure pleasure and pure learning. Thank you so much. Fantastic! see a longer essay and picture story at www.readeatlive.com

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

My 13 yr old daughter and I took this tour and loved it. Our guide, Gilly, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about not only the history of this historic site but also about St Augustine itself. It was very interesting and most of the rooms have original furnishings if not from the boarding house itself but than from the period.... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The tour only takes about an hour but it seemed like only 15 minutes because the story of the house, area and inhabitants was so interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour. One of the more memorable tours I've taken over the years.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you want to know what life was like 'back then' this is definitely the place to visit. Owned and operated by a private group, this museum is in excellent condition. Our tour guide was humorous and very knowledgeable, and it was fascinating to get a glimpse of life in a boarding house. It's a facet of history you don't... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Audio guide included in price although add tax to published entrance fees! The quirkiness of this house modelled on Alhambra in Granada Spain needs to be seen to be believed. Great examples of early European furniture, Spanish art and artefacts all brought alive by the audio guide. Also a wonderful tapestry of a cat from 2500 years ago made from... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband and I toured the Ximenez Fatio House today. Our guide did an excellent job and the information provided was very interesting. My husband, who is NOT a history buff in any way enjoyed the tour as much as I did. Would recommend it to anyone.

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