We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Ximenez-Fatio House

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 20 Aviles St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number:
+1 904-829-3575
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

Dating to the Spanish town plan of 1573, the property is a centerpiece of...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 456 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 370
  • 64
    Very good
  • 11
  • 1
  • 3
See what 5-star luxury was, before the civil war.

I had a personally guided tour of this interesting house by a very well-educated docent. Good note here, at every place I visited in St. Augustine, the docents were exceptionally... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Add Photo Write a Review

456 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 449: English reviews
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a personally guided tour of this interesting house by a very well-educated docent. Good note here, at every place I visited in St. Augustine, the docents were exceptionally good. This tour highlights the house that actually served as one of the first woman owned and operated luxury hotels in the county. Definitely worth the entry fee.

Thank spandocmom
St. Augustine, Florida
Level Contributor
54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The house and grounds reflect the 450 years of St Augustine's existence. From housing Spanish officers who were stationed at the Castillo to a boarding house in the '20's, it's a history lesson with good docents to guide you along your way.

Thank bobnflo
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Level Contributor
100 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating tour that showed how women could succeed owning and running a business 150 years ago. An enjoyable hour tour.

Thank Paul L
Floral City, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must-see stop in St. Augustine. located right on the oldest street in the nation. Very informative.

Thank LucyBHeart
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent informative guides and the fascinating history of pioneering women entrepreneurs make this place a must see in St Augustine

Thank DavenSueDownUnder
Davie, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Really enjoyed this tour. Takes you back to an old time and you can look out the window and almost see the stage coach bringing the guests to the boarding house. Lots of interesting information given about the house and the times along with authentic furniture of the time period and other interesting things that were used during these times.... More 

Thank disessa42
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I stopped into the Ximenez Fatio house yesterday. It was a very nice old Spanish house that had once served as a boarding house. It had quite a nice collection of relics. Mike, my tour guide, had quite extensive knowledge of the place and the periods history. They even found this rare cross during an archaeological dig. It's on display... More 

Thank shaman197
West Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This house has so much history and the tour guides do a wonderful job of providing as much information as possible throughout the tour.

Thank M D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Our tour guide Mike gave us a memorable tour of the Ximenez-Fatio house. From start to end, Mike allowed us to imagine what it would have been like to be a guest in the house, the proprietress of the house and a slave in the house. Mike was very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions as we walked through... More 

Thank jamesbG9417BV
Winchester, Virginia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

All of the houses in the area hold something special but this one in particular stand out. It is well furnished and the guides are very knowledgable. Don't forget the short orientation film in the visitor center.

1 Thank Bill S

Travellers who viewed The Ximenez-Fatio House also viewed


Been to The Ximenez-Fatio House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Ximenez-Fatio House and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Newbury, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from The Ximenez-Fatio House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?