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The Ximenez-Fatio House

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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 Historical House

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This attraction is not a stop on the Old Trolley tours, but is only a block away from stop 16. Our guide, Calen, was vey informative and interested in sharing his knowledge of the community and the boarding house. We liked that it was shown as it would have been during the period. We were able to go upstairs, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

the tour guide really brought what life must have been like in the 1700 and 1800s to life. thanks for all the history

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We passed through St Augustine for the day and did three tours. This was by far the best of the three. Our guide was a ninth generation St Augustine and did a awesome job. Great historian and quick witted. Would definitely recommend this tour especially if you are a person who loves history.

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Tucker
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went with two girl friends to St Augustine, and we did lots of activities. This was our favorite activity They guide was so knowledgeable and entertaining His family has been in the area for many generations and you could tell he loved the history of the area and the home making it even more interesting and enjoyable.

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've visited St Augustine many times and always discovered something new. This time it was a tour of the 1798 Ximenez-Patio house. Our guide Caley spent 45 minutes giving us a tour and history lesson not only of the house and it's various owners. But also a feel for the changing fortunes of the people of St Augustine through the... More 

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Ocala, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

They were doing an archeological dig while we were there and the guide was so pleasant and knowledgible.

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