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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

In touristy St. Augustine, this little boarding house really gets you off the beaten track and into a happier place of historical education and authenticity. It's located in the old town across the intersection from the adult Disney World of old buildings. Thank goodness! The tour is well worth $7.00. Our guide was sweet and knowledgeable. The history of the... More

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Every Summer my family and I visit St. Augustine and always stop at this house. The tour is a delight and there is so much history! It is considered to had been the first "Hotel" in the US, founded during the Colonial times. This is a perfect activity for the whole family. There is a big fig tree in the... More

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New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of this historic home! What an awesome tour guide with such an eye for detail. He was very passionate about what he does and we felt very comfortable with him. He was a great conversationalist and knew his stuff. I am so impressed with what the women of St. Augustine accomplished with this house, the... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I really enjoyed my small group tour of the Ximenez-Fatio House. The guide (a 7th generation St. Augustinian) was very knowledgeable. He not only provided information about the house, but about St. Augustine and the State of Florida's interesting history. The house is under renovation and as a result, we were unable to see some rooms. However, we still saw... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Started our day here and totally enjoyed it! Our guide gave us good ideas on what else to see. Really helpful and informative!

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Ridgeland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a MUST SEE in St. Augustine. No goofy ghost stories, this is the real thing. Our tour guide was the most informed and engaging of any I have encountered. He is a ninth generation St. Augustine native with real knowledge of the history and the area. Not reading from a script! You get more than you pay for... More

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Norfolk Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you like history in general make an effort to do this 45 min tour of this age old former boarding house. The property and house are well maintained with period details and furnishings really cool. We learn't alot about not only the area of St Augustine but Florida in general. Highly recommended

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DeLand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We took the tour of this once boarding house. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made us feel as if we had stepped back in time. Each room was furnished with an eye to detail. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The entrance fee was very reasonable for a forty-five minute tour. This is a must see*

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Port St. Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Superlative, accurate, enjoyable, and eye pleasing is this tour of this wonderful Boarding house that takes you back in time. This should be the #1 attraction in St. Augustine!

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Woodbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very interesting house with an excellent guide. Would definitely recommend going if you love lots of history.

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