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“Oldest City Boarding House”

The Ximenez-Fatio House
Ranked #24 of 189 things to do in St. Augustine
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 8, 2012

St. Augustine known for its history, impressed us by the quality of information given during this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable with lots of personality making the lives of the boarders come to life as she explained each room and person or persons that stayed there. Each room was well furnished with accessories of that time period. The grounds were pleasing and comfortable to walk around and be able to visualize what life was like in the 1700's. The gift shop had articles found in an archaeological dig on the property including a cross of interest.

1  Thank Marilou D
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This historic boarding house--dating back to the 1700s--is well tended and carefully furnished to bring the busy house back to life for the visitor. My tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic in explaining many features of the house. The grounds are lovely, a place I'd like to just sit and spend some time. They also have a nice gift shop.

1  Thank Ann D
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The tour guides were excellant. The tour took us back in time. The gift shop is very helpful in understanding what St. Augustine was like way back in time.

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Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Saint Augustine is very historic! This house is worth visiting. Some of the rooms were being redone but the tour we had was excellent.

1  Thank disdonc
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I visited with my service dog and was received with a hug and smile. The tour was very informative and enjoyed the company. The ladies were enthusiastic and warm. I would definitely recommend a visit.

1  Thank Erica K
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