Welcome to the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

1798 – 2023 Celebrating 225 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.

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

Mortality and Mourning: A Century of Death

Join us by candlelight for a unique exploration of death and spiritualism practices from St. Augustine’s Second Spanish Colonial Era through its Victorian Era. This spooky, but family-friendly, tour guides visitors through the 225 year old house museum in mourning, showcasing cultural practices and stories from Old St. Augustine.

6:30PM Tickets

7:30PM Tickets

4th Annual Trick-or-Treat Harvest Festival

Our favorite time of the year is almost here! Join us on October 28th, for our 4th annual Trick-or-Treat and Harvest Fest at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum! This must-attend community event features an afternoon of safe trick-or-treating fun, tours of our 225+-year-old museum, contests, games, and fun for children of all ages. Costumes are not required but are heavily encouraged! Admission is FREE and any additional proceeds raised will go towards the preservation of our 2nd Spanish Period Coquina Museum

Everyday Life Tour

Our Everyday Life Tour gives guests an overview of 220 years of history at the Ximenez-Fatio House. Beginning in 1798, with the construction of the home during the Second Spanish Period by the first owner, Andres Ximenez, explore how residents lived during this period in St. Augustine. 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. You will learn about the women who own this building and property, the people who ran it, and the guests who frequented it.

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The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm; with an early close of 4 on Thursdays. Docent guided tours are available at 11:00am, and 3:00pm, weather permitting. Self-guided audio tours are available all day, until 3:45pm.

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!