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Address: 20 Aviles Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-829-3575
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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The tour was awesome and we got to see a lot of the house. This was by far the best house tour that we got to go on while down there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was neat to see how this house was used back in the day. Guide was rushed and didn't really seem to be interested in letting us really look around. Check days they are open and tour times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The tour was awesome and we got to see a lot of the house. This was by far the best house tour that we got to go on while down there.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This house museum preserves the time when Florida was becoming a popular tourist destination. Imagine your own visit as it might have been in 1870. No self-guided tours, so plan on arriving for one of the three scheduled guided tours. The first is at 11 am. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

After serving a short time as a residence, this home was owned and operated by a succession of enterprising women. By way of a meticulous selection of period furnishings and artifacts, the Colonial Dames have designed each room to tell the story a guest who might have lodged in the boarding house. It's a fascinating walk through the 19th century.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I loved my tour of this 19th century boarding home, and it lived up to its website tag line. Each and every room had a story. The house was built as a residence in 1798 and became a boarding home in the 1800s—one owned and operated by women! It doesn’t take much imagination to envision its 19th century past as... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The guide was extremely knowledgeable, showed the history of so many different people and times. The rooms showed the history and way of life through different time periods and brought the history to life.

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Sperryville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Despite going to St. Augustine numerous times, this was our first visit to this attraction. This was a fascinating little museum with many interesting and beautiful things to see and it had free parking!

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Vail, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

volunteer guide gave wonderful presentation of home's history and cultural transitions of the city. Role of women entrepeneurs shown and told well

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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Husband and I approached the grounds after visiting the shop. We were approached by a lady working the grounds that immediately began berating us with unusual questions about our presence. She immediately made assumption involving trespassing during the day, and did not provide guidance to setup a tour. As my husband and I are in our late twenties I assume... More 

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Cochran, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

No dislikes...the guide was very well educated on the house and it's history. She made it very interesting.

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Additional Information about The Ximenez-Fatio House

Address: Address: 20 Aviles Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904-829-3575
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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