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Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine

143 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3642
+1 904-829-5064
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Neat little museum

We enjoyed visiting the Pena-Peck House, especially because it was free. The guide was well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam S
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Louisville, Kentucky
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A historical house with a great purpose and society gathering place

We walked in after one of,the famed luncheons so we saw the gracious society that provides... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pamela H
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Historic House Museum of the First Spanish Period, circa 1750. Built of native coquina stone. Home of the Royal Spanish Treasurer and two British Governors, and the last seat of British Government south of Canada after the Revolutionary War (until 1785). Home of the Woman's Exchange of St. Augustine, established 1892 as a non-profit gift shop featuring handcrafted goods.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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143 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3642
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the Pena-Peck House, especially because it was free. The guide was well educated on the house but wasn't real sociable. Almost acted like it wasn't worth the effort to take us thru it. She asked more than once if we had the...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in after one of,the famed luncheons so we saw the gracious society that provides scholarships for women at their work. Very graciously a member showed us upstairs and we were awed by the detail of life in the 1930's of this home. The...More

Thank Pamela H
Judy R, Past President at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We have been "women helping women" for 125 years and have lovingly cared for the Pena-Peck House since 1932. We hope others will stop by and take a tour and browse in our beautiful gift shop that highlights hand-crated...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This seasonal luncheons are made by Women Exchange members from their own recipes.It started October 24th to November 14th. The luncheon includes a full meal with dessert and coffee plus a $5.00 gift certificate to spend on shopping. There are many rooms filled with gifts...More

Thank kathi262016
Judy R, Former President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of our luncheons and Christmas in October shopping. We have been holding the luncheons since the 1940s in our beautiful courtyard that is also very nice for weddings and other Special Events. This is our biggest fund raiser of...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

The tour was wonderful, the tour guide has a lot of knowledge of the house, she was funny and very friendly, my mom was the one who most enjoyed the tour, it reminds her of her life as a child and her mother's and grandmother's...More

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Judy R, Chairperson, Marketing and Publicity at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We really enjoy and work hard to give our visitors a wonderful experience when touring our magnificent historic home. And as you said, we use our donations (thank you for your donation) to maintain the house and to give...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It is a beautiful older home. Easy way to escape the heat for a few minutes and a quick tour and history lesson. Only takes 15 minutes.More

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Judy R, Past President at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for your review of the Pena Peck House. You are correct that there is not an up front charge for the tour but we do hope that our visitors will give us a donation to help us maintain this beautiful, historic house built...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Very knowledgeable guide of a beautiful 1800's house once owned by the Treasurer of Spain and Dr. Peck and family. Lovely antiques.More

Thank Chris M
Judy R, Past President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you so much for your great review. We take great pride in showing the beautiful Pena Peck House and all of it's family furnishings. I am glad that you felt the guide was knowledgeable as we work hard, as volunteers, to make our tours...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

St. Augustine is a great place to learn about our complex past and the Pena-Peck House Museum was our first cultural tour in the Ancient City. We absolutely loved the tour given by Margo. She is charming and funny as well as fact filled! She...More

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Judy R, Past President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you SO much for your wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your tour and I can tell from your comments that you soaked up everything Margo had to say. She is our Historian and knows more about the history of the...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

We did a tour of the house which was filled with lovely antiques and our guide was lovely and knowledgeable but what was most impressive to me was the items for sale in the gift shop were made by local women and the proceeds support...More

Thank Donna M
Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you for your great review. As you noted, we are a non-profit group of volunteers who manage the Pena Peck House for the City of St. Augustine. We give scholarships to women returning to college later in life and lovingly maintain the Pena Peck...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely time! B antiques on display in each room of this museum-quality house were wonderful! The tour guide was so knowledgeable and she's been working there as a docent for 20 years. It's also wonderful to hear about how the Women's Exchange...More

Thank Jenniferstravels78
Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The Pena Peck House is filled with wonderful antiques and art work from the Peck family, circa 1830s to 1931. As you learned, The Woman's Exchange was founded in St. Augustine in 1892 and moved into the...More

Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in. No one greeted us or told us anything about what was there. It was literally 6 square feet of looking at a dining room, which was interesting. I think the tour guide and gift shop worker were way too busy chatting to...More

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

I was VERY disappointed to get your review. I am the President of the Woman's Exchange, which is a non-profit, volunteer organization that has managed the Pena Peck House for the City of St. Augustine since 1932. Our first responsibility should be to welcome our...More

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Leah P
5 August 2017|
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Response from Judy R | Property representative |
Leah, there are different prices depending on the event. Coastal Celebrations does our bookings for Special Events. If you will give me your contact info, I will be happy to have them call you and answer all your... More
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Linda W
18 July 2015|
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Response from Womans E | Property representative |
Our shop opens at 10:30, M-S and at 12:30 on Sunday. It closes at 5pm. Our tours start at 12:30 each day and end at 4:30. There is not a set fee for the tour. We only ask that you consider a donation since we are a... More
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