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Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine

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Address: 143 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3642
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+1 904-829-5064
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Historic House Museum of the First Spanish Period, circa 1750. Built of...

Historic House Museum of the First Spanish Period, circa 1750. Built of native coquina stone. Home of the Royal Spanish Treasurer and two British Governors, and the last seat of British Government south of Canada after the Revolutionary War (until 1785). Home of the Woman's Exchange of St. Augustine, established 1892 as a non-profit gift shop featuring handcrafted goods.

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Great place to shop & know that you're helping local preservation

I stop by every few months to support the woman's exchange. They've done a great job of finding unusual items from local pottery to imported jewelry to wonderful food items... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2016
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Saint Augustine
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74 reviews
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

I stop by every few months to support the woman's exchange. They've done a great job of finding unusual items from local pottery to imported jewelry to wonderful food items. Because of their work, the Pena-Peck is in awesome shape.

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review of the Woman's Exchange gift shop in the historic Pena Peck House. We are a non-profit, volunteer organization and we work hard to find quality hand crafted items for our shoppers. We are glad that you think we do a great job. Our shop supports hand crafters by giving them an outlet to... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2016

We loved our tour of Pena-Peck House. The docent was very knowledgeable and the furniture was the original Peck family furniture that owned the house for 100 years. This was a two story house and the upstairs had 5 bedrooms that were furnished .

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

I am very glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Pena Peck House. The House is owned by the City of St. Augustine and has been managed by a group of volunteers called the Woman's Exchange since 1932. Our docents work hard to be knowledgeable about the House and it's history. As you mentioned, the House is fully furnished... More 

Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Very well a visit for those presents for special people. Hand crafted by women. Staffed by volunteers who a helpful and engaging. Most (80%) of the money goes to the women who make these unique items

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Woman's Exchange gift shop. We are a small group of volunteers who are "women helping women". I am glad that you found us helpful and engaging and we do have those unique items for special occasions or to treat yourself. Our handcrafters-some are men- receive 70% of the cost of... More 

Derwood, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate that it was just two of us on this tour. As a result was a one hour. We don't believe there was an elevator. If you want to see the upstairs there is a flight of steps. The docent was quite knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments about your tour of the historic Pena Peck House. We are a small group of volunteers, The Woman's Exchange, who has managed the House for the City of St. Augustine since 1932 I am glad that our docents were able to answer all your questions and that you enjoyed the tour. Because it... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

This 19th Century family home is chock full of amazing paintings, furniture, clothes and memorabilia that belonged to the families that lived here during the 1800's or has been donated by old time St. Augustine residents. The guides are wonderful To my shame, I have lived in St Augustine for more than 10 years and have never before visited this... More 

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Pena Peck House. We are a well kept secret in St. Augustine and always striving to make ourselves more well know. We are a non-profit and group of volunteers called the Woman's Exchange of St. Augustine. The House is owned by the City and we have managed it for them since 1932.... More 

New Port Richey, Florida
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2016

Be sure to catch one of the Tours of this home, they are a donation funded group that take care of this home. It has the original family furnishings and artifacts. They also do luncheons and other activities so check their website. The docents are very knowledgeable and really care about the home

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Pena Peck House. We are a non-profit group of volunteers called the Woman's Exchange. We use our donations and fundraising to maintain the House and to give scholarships to women returning to college. Please visit us again and bring your friends and family. More 

Fleming Island, Florida
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Adorable tiny little shop with very reasonable prices!! They had a cute collection for UF/ FSU fans :)

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our Woman's Exchange gift shop. We highlight hand-crafters and support them by selling their merchandise. We are a non-profit group of volunteers called the Woman's Exchange. And yes, we do our best to keep our prices reasonable. We do support our local college fans by selling collegiate merchandise. Please come again for that special gift or... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2016

St. Augustine is a historic city and this 1750 house is one example. We had a very informative tour (donations appreciated) by a very knowledgeable docent, Maggie B. The bldg, furnishings & gardens are really lovely. The Women's Exchange maintains & operates the house and gardens. Fundraisers support art and furniture restoration, as well as scholarships for mature women. Nicely... More 

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Pena Peck House. The Woman's Exchange member volunteers work hard to maintain the house and garden and to also give scholarships to women returning to college. Thank you again for your positive review. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2016

Excellent place to learn more about difficult lives of women and solutions to promote equal treatment, socially and economically.

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Thank Lois B
Judy R, President, The Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is amazing to think that women could not work outside the home when the Woman's Exchange movement started in the late 1800s to help them be more financially stable. My how times have changed. More 

Hilton Head Island
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96 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I read a review and this one did not disappoint. It's was just my wife and I. Just to see 5 rooms up stairs. Lots of original art work and furniture from that time period. The woman who was our guide was very pleasant and knew lots about this house. You love history you need to stop you will not... More 

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