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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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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This house is an excellently restored view into life in early Florida history. The guides are well educated and can answer lots of questions. The restorations that the director has overseen are flawless! She has done an incredible job of getting grants and contractors to restore the house to it's original state.

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

In touristy St. Augustine, this little boarding house really gets you off the beaten track and into a happier place of historical education and authenticity. It's located in the old town across the intersection from the adult Disney World of old buildings. Thank goodness! The tour is well worth $7.00. Our guide was sweet and knowledgeable. The history of the... More

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Every Summer my family and I visit St. Augustine and always stop at this house. The tour is a delight and there is so much history! It is considered to had been the first "Hotel" in the US, founded during the Colonial times. This is a perfect activity for the whole family. There is a big fig tree in the... More

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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of this historic home! What an awesome tour guide with such an eye for detail. He was very passionate about what he does and we felt very comfortable with him. He was a great conversationalist and knew his stuff. I am so impressed with what the women of St. Augustine accomplished with this house, the... More

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