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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

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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Best museum!!

This is a must see in St Augustine Florida.when you go you can choose your tour guide , eileen is the best ,kind of like Mary Poppins! :)She is so sweet and there's so much... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see in St Augustine Florida.when you go you can choose your tour guide , eileen is the best ,kind of like Mary Poppins! :)She is so sweet and there's so much history in this place !!! make this a must for your st. Augustine trip!!!!!! Will go back, oh and they offer teacher and student discounts!!

Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the grandest lodges in the Old City of St. Augustine. Walk back in time to see the house as it was I the 1800's. Each room had artifacts of the time period well displayed. A must while visiting the "Old Town"

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Rochester, Minnesota
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272 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an afternoon available and decided to make the Ximenez - Fatio House one of our stops. Great tour!! Brian, our tour guide did an excellent job communicating and conveying the extensive history of the property. It was a very well spent, informative 45 minutes. Recommended.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Taking the one- hour tour of this old Spanish colonial home turned into an early-19th century boarding house for the well-healed, is well worth the small admission fee. The guide took us through each room, and true to their promotional ad, every room did indeed have a story, offering a window into the lifestyle of its era, including what travel... More 

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Lecanto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restored house is worth visiting to get a picture of life in early America. Our tour guide was Irene, a lovely lady from England, and she made the tour informative and fun. Anyone wanting to better understand life in St. Augustine during its early years should take this tour.

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Puyricard, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brian, our tour guide, led us on a descriptive trip through the evolution of this house, initially a merchant's shop and later a boarding house, dating back to the 1790's. He was a wealth of information about the various proprietors, some of the tenants and the articles of everyday life in the early 19th century. Highly recommend a tour of... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our docent, Irene was wonderful. She pointed out many items of interest that we may have missed. She was very interested in our questions and did a wonderful job of explaining the transformations of this property.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the Ximenez-Fatio house this week and found it to be very interesting. The guide was very knowledgable about the history of the house, and the prior residents. The rooms were furnished with period antiques and accessories. This was an informative peek back into early 1800's St. Augustine.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I toured this in 1982 at the age of 15. The memory stick with me all the years in between so much that I had to visit again. This place is a wonderful cross section of what life was like in a boarding house at that time. When I was there before, they were beginning to excavate the area around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the story of the house and the grounds. This is a great little tour with authentic interiors. Worth the hour it takes and the price is reasonable. I walked by many times and was well rewarded by the experience.

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