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The Ximenez-Fatio House

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Address: 20 Aviles St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-4442
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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I went recently with my family and loved it. The tour gives a very good description of just about everything on the property. The history is very interesting to read about but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went recently with my family and loved it. The tour gives a very good description of just about everything on the property. The history is very interesting to read about but even better when your there on a tour. The biggest thing that surprised me was that it took about an hour to go through the buildings you would... More 

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1 Thank Dalton L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved visiting the Ximenez-Fatio House. It was a great glimpse into the lifestyle of the people who stayed there while it was a boarding house. Definitely worth the visit!

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1 Thank Mason M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We toured this 18th century boarding house with friends from England. We were all impressed with the authenticity and attention to detail. Our tour guide Irene gave a very good tour in her excellent speaking voice. We will take others who are visiting here to this gem in the old city.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting place with a lot of history behind it. Gilly was our tour guide and she did a great job. she told us all about the house and every room in great detail. This house is not to be missed.

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1 Thank Petergun1962
Riverview, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Ximenez-Fatio House is one of my favorite tours in St. Augustine. It is $10 a person which is cheap compared to other tours downtown. We were in a group of 8 and we taken around a former board house. We were able to go into each room and hear the history of each room, its owner and inhabitants. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited St. Augustine several times before we found this, and I wish we had known about it sonner! This tour is incredible, and so informational! They decorated the grounds and building as it would have been, so it is like a trip through time! Absolutely one of my favorite tours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour of this old boarding house was a glimpse into life in that time period. Our tour guide was Irene, and she was fun and knowledgeable about the house, it's furnishings, and the people who lived there. I loved how she pointed out little things which we may not have noticed on our own. The property is well maintained... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is a great museum and tour. They do a great job of replicating the furnishings and items used during the time period. Our tour guide Brian was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. If you enjoy history or learning a little bit out life in the 1800s this is the place to visit! Not to mention, this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 June 21, 2016

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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