We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ximenez-Fatio House

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Review Highlights

The film is interesting and gives you the highlights of the house. The house takes you back in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elkton, Florida
Read two novels based on this house, HAD to visit. Recommend!

Wonderful house to tour. Our guide was Lucy. Strongly recommend. I have a special page on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Temple, Georgia
Read all 514 reviews
All photos (120)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“boarding house”(127 reviews)
“our tour guide”(65 reviews)
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...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
20 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-342-8887
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around St. Augustine
from $20.95
More Info
from $13.83
More Info
from $13.83
More Info
Reviews (514)
Filter reviews
506 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews boarding house our tour guide interesting house aviles street great tour oldest street step back in time gift shop interesting history augustine century society glimpse artifacts florida video era
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 506 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The film is interesting and gives you the highlights of the house. The house takes you back in time. Guide was very well informed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carolyn38_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful house to tour. Our guide was Lucy. Strongly recommend. I have a special page on Facebook where I showcase my photos and have included 55 from this property.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tomiswho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been on a lot of house tours in a lot of places, but this was one of my favorites. I just stumbled upon the Ximenez-Fatio House after the guide on our walking food tour had pointed out Aviles Street, the oldest street in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gnancy2011
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Great history and tour. Did not know that this was a luxury boarding house in its day. Aldo that it is on the first street inset Augustine. The small relic cross is also amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelo343
Reviewed October 29, 2018

If you love history and old houses, this if for you. The history of the house is very interesting and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We went on a Friday afternoon and had the whole tour to ourselves. Each room has a different story...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kris M
Reviewed October 7, 2018

I am so glad I took this tour, very interesting and highly recommend a visit to this site; Lucy was my tour guide and she's very, very good.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia B
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We try to do something different each time we visit St. Augustine. My husband was waiting outside with the dog while I went into get my ticket. The tour guide invited my husband and our golden retriever to accompany us on the tour. The house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank flowerchild48
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We absolutely loved the house and tour. I believe our tour guide was Lucy, who was so welcoming and knowledgeable. The house has been so wonderfully maintained as well as many items found in the home. Watch the film, it's a short one, but interesting....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gwendolynes
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This is a fascinating bit of history because this upper class boarding house was run consecutively by three widows. Women of their time period had few ways to earn a respectable income but could open a boarding house. I’d never toured one before, although I’ve...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank FLTeach2
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see museum if you are planning a trip to “The Ancient City “. This is a great tour with highly knowledgeable staff about the boarding house, St. Augustine and the migration of Americans to Florida! Each room captures the lives of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SonyaLeeZ
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 80 nearby hotels
Marion Motor Lodge
121 reviews
.08 miles away
Bayfront Inn
925 reviews
.10 miles away
Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
2,052 reviews
.12 miles away
The Collector - Luxury Inn & Gardens
600 reviews
.13 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 652 nearby restaurants
The Kookaburra
508 reviews
.10 miles away
Cellar 6
2,642 reviews
.04 miles away
Cafe Alcazar
859 reviews
.13 miles away
Gaufres & Goods
477 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 475 nearby attractions
Spanish Military Hospital Museum
481 reviews
.05 miles away
Black Raven Pirate Ship
378 reviews
.08 miles away
El Galeon
196 reviews
.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
January 20, 2015|
Response from Dona B | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps $7. adult. I had $5. senior admission.