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Address: 20 Aviles Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-829-3575
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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great tour with knowledgeable hostess/guide

luckily for us there were only 5 of us in the tour of the house. the guide explained everything so well and made it all come to life so we could really imagine how it was to stay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Hautes Pyrénées, France
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Hautes Pyrénées, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

luckily for us there were only 5 of us in the tour of the house. the guide explained everything so well and made it all come to life so we could really imagine how it was to stay in the boarding house all those years ago.

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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you could visit only one historic house in St. Augustine, do pick the The Ximenez-Fatio House. Off Aviles so easier to park. Fascinating furnishings, Credible docents

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Davenport, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were puttsing around one afternoon and found this place, worried we wouldn't get to see the place. The tour guide was THE BEST! She took my wife and me all over the estate and it was almost like having our own tour guide best friend! We would definitely do this again, amazing value, I'm a history nerd so this... More 

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Sturgis, SD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We took two historical house tours during our stay in st. Augustine and this was by far the better one.

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Miami, Florida
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Its an interesting tour of a house built in the early 1800's. Fascinating insights of who visited and stayed at this house. Some original pieces are still at the home. Tour guide was informative and charming. I believe tours start at 11 a.m. and are every hour after. They are closed on Monday. Cost was $7 for adults, kids 5... More 

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Cape Canaveral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Our tour guide was very informative and engaging. We enjoyed the stories she told about some of the guests and her descriptions of hoe the spaces were used. Would like to visit again but in a smaller group so we can see more.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went on a tour but arrived late for the last one however were graciously accommodated by the staff. The house was very interesting and the artifacts were extremely so. The grounds were well kept and the gift shop sparkled. The discounted tickets were bought at a street attractions booth the day before. I would go again.

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Melbourne Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Th tour guide was excellent and they did a great jobs of staging the house as it was in the time frame. It was 12.00 for two people. There is a coupon in the Big Fat coupon book. It was well worth the time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We picked up a brochure, "Rated top attraction", and found our way via maze of one way streets, only to discover place was closed for private function in the middle of the day! We needed to leave St. Augustine next day on our tour South. Returning North several weeks later, we drove from Sarasota specifically to tour Ximenez-Fatio, as it... More 

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Jensen beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Really enjoyed our tour, and found the house extremely interesting. It is set up much as it was between 1800 and 1850, with many fascinating antiques.

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