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“Boarding House Insights”

The Ximenez-Fatio House
Ranked #24 of 189 things to do in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
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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 June 10, 2013

This was an unexpected historical delight with a glimpse into
what it was like to live in a boarding house in the 1700s. The
docents are friendly and extremely well informed.

Thank Christie C
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We took the tour in May 2013. I was drawn to it because it is listed as the #1 attraction in St. Augustine on Trip Advisor. I've taken many historic house tours in my lifetime and this one was good, but I couldn't see why it is the #1 attraction until the end of the tour when our tour guide asked us to rate them on Trip Advisor and even gave us a card with their Trip Advisor info on it. Regardless, it was a very informative tour and I learned a few new things. It costs money to tour the house, so if you're on a budget for your trip I would say skip it and use the money towards another attraction.

5  Thank Amanda T
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

A wonderful house being recreated to show how the women who owned it ran it as a boarding house. The property dating to the earliest days of the settlement. Our guide, Judy, was knowledgable and charming. A must if you’re at all interested in history.

1  Thank rustopher
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We visited this house in March 2013. The docent did an outstanding job of telling us about the history of the house. We learned a lot about St. Augustine too. This is a tour that definitely be on a tourist's "to do" list.

Thank ATravelingGirl09
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Fascinating look at how a boarding house looked and operated through three different proprietresses. The experience was enhanced by the details and stories provided by our guide Judy, who was also ready and able to answer all our questions. This was a unique way to view history, and we enjoyed it very much.

Thank DenMark2907
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