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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 2013
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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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A fabulous Tour with Calen! Very knowledgable and personable! Made the charming Museum House come alive! We can't wait To go back!

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St. Augustine, FL. United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Every effort made by the "Dames" historical group to bring the past to life. Very well done! Upper floor exhibit requires stairs that can be a little tricky for some. But still lots to see at ground level. We take oor visitors to this all the time.

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Cumming, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the Ximenez-Fatio House. The site is well-maintained and they are continually improving the property. Our tour guide, Brad, was encyclopedic in his knowledge of not only the Ximenez-Fatio House, but other sites in St Augustine and the general history of the area. This tour was very worthwhile and our whole family enjoyed it. We... More

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Live Oak, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The tour was overpriced but OK. The guide was nice and friendly and showed us around each room. It was interesting and it's great they are preserving the home.

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Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The tour is one hour and jam packed on interesting artifacts. The tour guide is a wealth of information. I loved this place

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My brownie troop attended the Living History tour sponsored by the Gateway Girl Scout Council. They had Girl Scout docents who portrayed the occupants of the boarding house. This tour was absolutely FANTASTIC! We felt as if we were back during that time period. The tour and the Girl Scout Docents were engaging and informative about the history of the... More

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Chaska, Minnesota, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I liked the tour given by Gili. I liked that the rooms were supplied as they would have been by the occupants at the time. One room, for example, was furnished as if for the doctor who lived there. I liked that things were not "fancied up" beyond what they would have been like when people were there. I liked... More

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Rapid City, SD
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

One of the highlights of our time in St. Augustine. Calen, our tour guide is exceptional and did a wonderful job of relating the history, not only of this attraction, but of St. Augustine and the state of Florida. The tour lasts approximately one hour, is well designed, and extremely interesting. The effort made to preserve the property is quite... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I left this tour feeling like I had just been taken back in time. Named for the first (Andres Ximenez) and last (Louisa Fatio) owners, this boarding house tour gives you a glimpse into who the 19th century travelers to this St. Augustine inn might have been and how they lived during their stay there. Our tour guide was not... More

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We stopped by this past week and toured the Ximenez - Fatio house. It was worth the wait. They opened at 11 so we had some time to kill first, but it was worth the effort to return for a tour. I can see why it is usually #1 on TripAdvisor. A wealth of detailed information and a close up... More

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