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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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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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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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

How the house reflects the history of FL and St. Augustine is the fascinating thing about it. Well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This summer our family went down to St. Augustine, and while we were there we visited many historic sights and attractions, but this was by far the highlight of the trip. It was both extremely educational and entertaining, and we were lucky enough to encounter one of the most knowledgeable tour guides we've ever encountered. He had a wide array... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This attraction is designed to show what a Boarding House was like in the 19th century. The building is in excellent condition and Calen gave an outstanding tour of the property. He has an outstanding knowledge of history and brought the property to life with stories of the owners and some who stayed. The tour ran about 75 minutes and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Took a day trip to the city and wanted to do something historical and this more than satisfied our desire. A lot of information and plenty of relics to take you into that time period. Would recommend for anyone interested in Florida history.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was the best tour I have ever had of a historic property. Our guide was not only knowledgeable, but personable and you could tell she cared about the house a great deal. I learned a tremendous amount about the history of St. Augustine and about the boarding house era; I love the feeling of traveling and coming home knowing... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Ximenez-Fatio House is a must see. If you have read any of Eugenia Price's novels about life as it was in the South in the 1700's, the Fatio House is mentioned, especially in Margarets Story. The guides are excellant and so very nice. When you visit old St. Augustine, please make time to see this treasure!

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