Peek into the past at the Ximenez-Fatio House in St. Augustine! This unique site is part-museum, part-historic site, and part-archaeological dig. Experience it all when you visit and learn about this home’s vast history, starting in the late 18-century and continuing to today. Best of all, this site is just an eight-minute walk from Agustin Inn. Find out why this home has been rated as one of the top attractions in St. Augustine year and year!
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About the Ximenez-Fatio House
The Ximenez-Fatio House was built in 1798 by Andres Ximenez, a merchant who used the building as a storefront as well as his home. Though the house has served many purposes through the year, it’s most famous for being one of the most popular boarding houses in town. During its years as a boarding house, it was known as “Miss Fatio’s,” after Louisa Fatio who purchased the home in 1855. She was the last of three successful women owning and operating a boarding house during the mid-19th century.
Today, the house is known as one of the best-preserved and most authentic representations of St. Augustine in the late-18th and 19th century. Visitors to the home can tour the many rooms, hearing the stories of travelers to the area and their experiences in the Nation’s Oldest City.
Visit the Ximenez-Fatio House
The Ximenez-Fatio House is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tours are held every 30 minutes, starting at 11:00 a.m. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, students, or anyone with a military discount. Families can get into the museum for $20.
Stay at Agustin Inn
After you’ve toured the fascinating rooms of the Ximenez-Fatio House, return to the beautiful Agustin Inn for a night of rest and relaxation. Our cozy bed and breakfast is located in the center of downtown St. Augustine, just a short walk from the best attractions in the city. We have a wonderful selection of guest rooms, each accompanied by an exquisitely comfortable bed covered by our 100% cotton sheets. For convenience, towels, aromatic lemon verbena soap and shampoo, and free Wi-Fi are available in each of our rooms.
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