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The Ximenez-Fatio House

28 Cadiz St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4442
+1 904-829-3575
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A precious piece of history

Very interesting tour and knowledgeable staff. The video before the tour was just as interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
smiles2208
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Tampa, Florida
Favorite House Museum

This was my favorite of all of the historic house museums we toured during our time in St... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie P
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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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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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28 Cadiz St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4442
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting tour and knowledgeable staff. The video before the tour was just as interesting. Perfect example of woman entrepreneur before their time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite of all of the historic house museums we toured during our time in St. Augustine. The history of the house has been very well-researched and preserved. Our docent was knowledgable and friendly. We did feel like we were moved a little...More

Thank Stephanie P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting facts about life in the early days of the country, 1500-1900. I also enjoyed hearing where a lot of interesting expressions came from, like "Bite the Bullet" (what you literally did when you had surgery such as having your arm or leg...More

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XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and enjoying our wonderful house! The Ximenez-Fatio house of 1798 welcomed guests and is one of the most well preserved structures in the country. We appreciate your feedback and continuously look to enhance our experience for every single guest!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place, just opposite the Spanish hospital on Aviles Street you will see what it was to live here centuries ago.

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XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, it is always great to see someone who loves St. Augustine as much or more than we do. There is no other city quite like the nation's oldest, and we welcome you to return and experience us again.

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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Did the tour and it is well worth the price. Our tour guide was knowledgeable of the house and local history, as well as very engaging. The house is well preserved and reflective of period structures in St. Augustine.More

Thank Kirby L
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XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you had a wonderful time, please come back and see us soon. There is so much to talk about and learn, you can pick up something new every time. Our architecture is inspiring and the town in itself provides an ambiance...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Great tour and really interesting facts. Important to watch the video first at the gift shop. Cute gift shop with friendly staff.

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XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, our people make our house come alive. It is our privilege to be able to present to you the same hospitality you'd have enjoyed years ago. Please come back and see us again, thank you for your wonderful rating and review.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

This museum is much larger than I realized. People would come to St. Augustine in the 1830s to try to heal from tuberculosis and other diseases. Mrs. Fatio would provide lodging, food, and sometimes nursing for her clients. They would stay for months at a...More

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XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's understandable to see why people made the long journey to travel here, it's part of the same reason they still do today. So many found refuge and respite in our Nation's Oldest City, we hope to remain your destination for a very long time...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

It was very interesting to see how people boarded back in the 17th an 18th century. They did a good job restoring many of the rooms and artifacts. It is slightly overpriced but I think every site is in St. Augustine. I live just down...More

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XFHouse, docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting our house. The price of eight to ten dollars is necessary in preserving our museum, and while we understand charging money can be inconvenient, maintaining a boarding house from the 19th century does require restoration. We are certainly glad...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

This was one of our favorite adventures in St Augustine. It truly was a trip back in time thanks to the well-preserved boarding house and sense of life in the early 1800's shared by our wonderful guide Aaron. The short film before the tour is...More

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XFHouse, docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Thank you for enjoying and immersing yourselves in our local history! We love to share our knowledge and experience with our guests from all over. Aaron is a wealth of information and he has a great time guiding all of our visitors.The boarding house era...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Had lunch at La Herencia on Aviles Street and decided to check out the Ximenez-Fatio house. I am so glad I did. I was greeted by Irene and Lucy as soon as I entered the gift shop. A tour was about to begin in 10...More

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XFHouse, docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We pride ourselves on presenting the actual antiques of the time period, as we work hard to ensure our presentation is as accurate as possible. Where else can you see a collection such as this? The Ximenez-Fatio...More

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Response from Dona B | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps $7. adult. I had $5. senior admission.
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