Welcome to the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

1798 – 2022 Celebrating 223 years of St. Augustine History

"The old houses, built of a kind of stone which is seemingly a pure concretion of small shells, overhang the streets with their wooden balconies; and the gardens between the houses are fenced on the side of the street with high walls of stone. Peeping over these walls you see branches of the pomegranate, and of the orange-tree now fragrant with flowers, and, rising yet higher, the leaning boughs of the fig with its broad luxuriant leaves."  Poet, William Cullen Bryant describing St. Augustine in April 1843.

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum will be closed in observance of the following holiday’s:

December 25th & 26th – Christmas Observance

January 1st & 2nd – New Years Observance

Every Room Has a Story

In 1798, Don Andres Ximenez built this fine three-story coquina home for his bride, Juana Pellicer. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of overnight guests sought refuge within our walls from war, sickness, hurricanes, and to start new adventures in the paradise of Florida, just to name a few. For 223 years this home has been owned and operated by generations of enterprising women and continues to still be owned and operated by women today. Learn more about our story…

What Will You Discover?

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is proud to offer a variety of specialty tours and events across an array of topics for all interests and ages. From tales of life as an enslaved person in antebellum St. Augustine, our colonial gardens, archaeological discoveries, and after-hours tours by candlelight sharing our spooky side, there is always something happening at our historic house museum and property! Continue reading to explore more!

There is Always Something Happening at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum!

Upcoming Events

Everyday Life Tour

Our classic museum tour gives guests a broad overview of the over 220 years of history at the Ximenez-Fatio House. Beginning in 1798, with the construction of the home during the Second Spanish Period by our first owner, Andres Ximenez, explore how townsfolk lived in Colonial Spanish Florida. As you move into the American Territorial Period beginning in 1821, discover how early American Floridians created a new industry: tourism. Meet our first woman owner who converted the residence into a fine boarding house for visitors. We will tell you about the women who own this building and property, the people who ran it, and the guests who frequented it.

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum’s Everyday Life tour is available Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Docent guided tours are available at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm, weather permitting. Self-guided audio tours are available all day until 4:15pm.

November and December 2022 Events!

Hiking Through History – Retracing a Minorcan Odyssey with Ryan Brennan

Beginning on November 27th, 2022, our very own Ryan Brennan will embark on a 67 mile walk retracing the steps of the Minorcans in 1777 as they escaped the horrors of the Turnbull plantation in New Smyrna and sought refuge in St. Augustine. Through research, Ryan has mapped much of the original route the group took as their route to St. Augustine and will make the journey by walking during the day and camping at night. Learn more about Minorcan heritage and life in St. Augustine in the late 1700’s from Ryan as he makes his journey through live vlogging, historical articles, then and now comparisons, and photographs. Learn more and find out how to donate here!

Professional Paranormal Investigations

Looking to explore our museum’s ghostly side with a professional paranormal researcher? The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum has partnered with A Night Among Ghosts to provide hands-on paranormal investigations utilizing a variety of investigative techniques. Find out more here!