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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must see and should be top of any of your lists. We had a fasinating hour long guided tour and walked away having learnt a lot about not only the history of the house but the history of Saint Augustine and Florida. The house is restored true to the way it would have been when it was... More

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Liverpool UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were very impressed with our visit. The house in large and the guided tour is excellent. Some original items remain in the house and have been used to very good effect. This is one of the oldest houses in the oldest street in the oldest town in America. This is American history come to life and should be given... More

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Southold, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

An authentic mid 19th century St. Augustine boarding house. I love the practically of life during this period, both in the layout of the house and the furnishings. Each guest room is themed toward the variety of boards who may have resided there. You have to see the downstairs dining room and the upstairs private parlor. A very enjoyable tour.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Calen our guide with a long family history of Saint Augustine and Florida took us back in time. He was knowledgeable, entertaining and ready to answer any questions. This boarding house was filled with old furniture, personal belongings and a feeling of being there when the wealthy boarders stayed. The $7.00 fee is well worth the 1 hour tour. I... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This location must be added to your St Augustine to do list. Our tour guide Calen brought the house to life along with the history of St Augustine. Located on the oldest street in North America we plan on coming back!

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

There was some kind of imitation running of the bulls supposed to take place but could not get a clear answer other than somebody said it would be people in costume bull suits. The tour was shut down but you could walk around the property. A few people uncomfortably approached to try to give historical info. It was kinda a... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great house to see if you are a history buff. Makes you appreciate electricity and modern conveniences.

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This excellent museum has so many original historic items and our guide, Calen made the past come alive with his knowledge and interesting stories. He was prepared to answer all our questions whether they related specifically to the house or Florida in general. The price for the hour long tour was extremely reasonable and just so enjoyable. If possible do... More

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Amelia Island,Fl Usa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a great tour at the Ximenez-Fatio House. Our tour guide was very good and had a very good knowledge of history and how the house, the city and the region played a role in the history and development of the United States. The house had a number of rooms that were furnished with authentic period pieces and even... More

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Rosedale, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I loved our tour and our tour guide. Our guide's family history is deeply rooted in St. Augustine, so he knows the history in great detail. Not only was he very knowledgable but, also, personable. This tour rates an A++. Thank you

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