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The Ximenez-Fatio House

20 Aviles Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-829-3575
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Took a day trip to the city and wanted to do something historical and this more than satisfied our desire. A lot of information and plenty of relics to take you into that time period. Would recommend for anyone interested in Florida history.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was the best tour I have ever had of a historic property. Our guide was not only knowledgeable, but personable and you could tell she cared about the house a great deal. I learned a tremendous amount about the history of St. Augustine and about the boarding house era; I love the feeling of traveling and coming home knowing... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Ximenez-Fatio House is a must see. If you have read any of Eugenia Price's novels about life as it was in the South in the 1700's, the Fatio House is mentioned, especially in Margarets Story. The guides are excellant and so very nice. When you visit old St. Augustine, please make time to see this treasure!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I've visited St. Augustine for over 30 years and my husband and I recently moved here. We decided to take a tour a day to get to know the history of our beautiful town. Out of all the tours I've been on, Pub tours, ghost tours, carriage rides, Fort tours, Flagler College tours, Lightener Museum, Art gallery tours, oldest wood... More

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Learned so much about the history of St. Augustine, Florida, and the United States. The guide was amazing and had more information than I could of imagined. Definitely worth the time to go and visit.

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citrus springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Forget the name of our tour guide but he was very informative and provided us with a great tour. My 19 yo kids and I really enjoyed it. FYI, they don't open until 11 am.

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Orlando florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A lot of the places feel like they force the history or interesting stories onto a place to make it seem special. This house was amazing historically and everything inside was a great display of historical accuracy. Our your guide was really informative and friendly and the tour was really in depth! I think this attraction would be great for... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just got back from a 11:00 a.m. tour. This is an incredible stop in History. The tour guide was FANTASTIC... Very informative, Very friendly, and willing to answer all questions, even those not regarding the Ximenez-Fatio House. PLEASE... PLEASE do NOT pass by the house without stopping... Inexpensive, only $7 for adults.. Best money spent in St. Augustine.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We decided to tour this based on previous reviews and were not disappointed. It was likely the highlight to our St. Augustine trip. Calen was an excellent tour guide and the Boarding House was replete with furniture etc of the period. We very much enjoyed the history that Calen was so knowledgeable about. We also found the small gift shop... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A great little hidden gem in St Augustine. If you're a history buff. Then you'll love this. The town itself has so much to offer.

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