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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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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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Favorite historic home tour in St. Augustine!

The Ximinez-Fatio house served as a boarding house for many years, and the exhibits highlight the lifestyles of different travelers and residents who might have stayed there. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this home to visit during a very HOT time in St. Augustine (100+ degrees), looking for a "cool" thing to do. Unfortunately, the home itself is NOT air conditioned. The visitor office/gift shop IS. Ahhh! as are the restrooms! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice and it was a great tour of an amazing piece of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Ximinez-Fatio house served as a boarding house for many years, and the exhibits highlight the lifestyles of different travelers and residents who might have stayed there. The history they tell is absolutely amazing. I truly felt that I was travelling back in time and got to see a glimpse of how a variety of different people may have lived.... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Interesting tour of a home that has a varied past. Many of the early owners were represented in the way that this house has been put back together...Nice job

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This was a terrific tour of a circa 1798 building. It was presented well with a knowledgable guide who was able to answer all of our questions. I would recommend to anyone wanting to really understand and appreciate the history of St. Augustine.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The unique aspects of the Ximenez-Fatio house were that it was a boarding house during its hayday, and that it was woman-owned. Description of the way that Mrs. Fatio came to own the house and how she managed it, told us a lot about how property was conveyed, the role of women in the society, how upper class people lived... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

One of our favorite attractions in St. Augustine. We've been several times over the years and the tour guides are always interesting and entertaining. We have kids and the tour guide makes sure to draw them in. Each time I've been I learn something new. The tours are just under an hour.

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St Augustine FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

My friend and I are locals and have visited the house before but not for many years. We appreciated the offer of half price for women in March (although locals are always free) to make a point to see the house. We were the only people on the last tour of the day and loved it. Instead of just reciting... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

One of the best museums in St. Augustine. The tour was very informative and well worth the time. Special care was taken in making sure everything was date specific. Excellent, must see !!!!!!

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We stayed in St. Augustine for three nights in January on our way to south Florida for a vacation. Both my wife and I love history and historic homes and we had a fantastic tour. Our guide was Gili and at no time did she rush the tour or become impatient with our many questions. As an experienced guide, she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Just a few blocks south of the tourist traps and King Street sits this authentic 1700's boarding house at 20 Aviles Street. Take the tour! Our guide was excellent and offered insights into Colonial St. Augustine as well as details of this beautifully preserved property. She answered questions, took time to allow us a relaxed viewing, and painted a colorful... More 

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