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Interesting view of boarding house living in the 1800s

Knowledge tour guides, and interesting place, showed living in the boarding house in the 1800s... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Patrick B
Really interesting place

This is an old house from the 1700s and is in a beautiful state of preservation as an early 19th... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
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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...more
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited during a 2 week holiday in Orlando. We bought our tickets from the Old Town Trolley Tours and only paid $4.50 instead of $10. We watched a very informative video, which explained the history and inhabitants of the house over...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Very interesting history surrounds this building. The tour is about a half hour and very well done. Guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her job. Really enjoyed our short visit. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Knowledge tour guides, and interesting place, showed living in the boarding house in the 1800s, before the trains reached St. Augustine.

1  Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This is an old house from the 1700s and is in a beautiful state of preservation as an early 19th century boarding house. Fascinating history and stories. So glad we visited.

Thank DrBobCheshire
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Travelers needed a place to stay as they still do. There were accommodations of families, couples and single travelers such as soldiers and sea captains. Like any modern B & B, food was served to guests at a common table. A must see on your...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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

Thank smiles2208
Reviewed 16 April 2018

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
Reviewed 7 April 2018

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

Thank Jim G
XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

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!

Reviewed 24 March 2018 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.

Thank Minkster56
XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

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.

Reviewed 10 March 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
XFHouse, Docent at The Ximenez-Fatio House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

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