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The Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Augustine

#7 of 25 in Museums in St. Augustine
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
One of St. Augustine's oldest historical sites, The Ximenez-Fatio House is the best preserved of the city's colonial buildings. The property was managed by a series of businesswomen who are also an important part of the area’s history. In fact, the house is also known as Ms. Fatio's House, referring to the woman who was manager when it was the only boarding house in town. Furnishings and decor recall both the 16th century, when an earlier structure stood on the site, and the 19th century, when the boarding house operated. Each room is carefully decorated with textiles, personal decor, and tools that make the house still feel lived in. Join a guided tour through the kitchen, washroom, and guest rooms. Tours take place throughout the day; reservations are not necessary. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, St. Augustine holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Ximenez-Fatio House and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Informative view of colonial life. The tour was self paced and the recorded information was detailed and entertaining. Highly recommend  more »
  • Very nice historic house tour. Great overview of life in a boarding house from the perspective of both boarders (naturalist, military, doctor and family) and the women who ran the boarding house...  more »
  • Our guide was the very cute little fella at the front desk! He was 24 and absolutely adorable! The beautiful restored bording house is home to many significant artifacts and historic collections. A wonderful mark of what women can do! This shows exactly how a woman could work behind the scenes and create a marvel! The tour guide was informative and entertaining! Did I mention that he was very handsome and so very sweet! ^-^ Thanks for the courtesy and kindness!
  • I spend a lot of time in St Augustine and was shamefully unaware if this hidden gem. Courtney, my tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. She picked up on what interested me and modified the tour to focus on what I found interesting, while still filling in the other gaps. She kept it interesting with fun comments and tidbits about the artifacts and space. Will definitely return!

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