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The Ximenez-Fatio House

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Address: 20 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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+1 904-829-3575
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Fascinating history

Excellent informative guides and the fascinating history of pioneering women entrepreneurs make this place a must see in St Augustine

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent informative guides and the fascinating history of pioneering women entrepreneurs make this place a must see in St Augustine

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Davie, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this tour. Takes you back to an old time and you can look out the window and almost see the stage coach bringing the guests to the boarding house. Lots of interesting information given about the house and the times along with authentic furniture of the time period and other interesting things that were used during these times.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped into the Ximenez Fatio house yesterday. It was a very nice old Spanish house that had once served as a boarding house. It had quite a nice collection of relics. Mike, my tour guide, had quite extensive knowledge of the place and the periods history. They even found this rare cross during an archaeological dig. It's on display... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This house has so much history and the tour guides do a wonderful job of providing as much information as possible throughout the tour.

Thank M D
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Our tour guide Mike gave us a memorable tour of the Ximenez-Fatio house. From start to end, Mike allowed us to imagine what it would have been like to be a guest in the house, the proprietress of the house and a slave in the house. Mike was very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions as we walked through... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

All of the houses in the area hold something special but this one in particular stand out. It is well furnished and the guides are very knowledgable. Don't forget the short orientation film in the visitor center.

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Reviewed February 27, 2017

Living only about an hour from St. Aug, we are fortunate to make many trips. I am always looking for something there that we have not seen. I discovered this place on Trip Advisor and I am so glad I did. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this facinating place. Lucy was a wonderful tour guide and her enthusiasm and... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

This was a highly interesting and entertaining tour. The boarding house is located on the first street in the first town in the USA, and the history behind it is fascinating, giving a vivid account of how life was in the 1700's. The lady who did our tour was excellent. You feel as if you've been taken back in time.... More 

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St. Augustine, Florida
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Reviewed February 9, 2017

A beautiful well maintained grounds which encludes several buildings that have been restored showing both the Spanish influence, then English influence then early American vacation B&B's.

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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

I brought a friend to this charming historical boarding house, and even though I had been there before, I still loved it. Walking around the house gives you a vivid picture of what it would have been like to travel back then and stay in this rooming house. You venture through the bedrooms, dining room, kitchen (among other rooms) and... More 

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