Welcome To Ximenez-Fatio House

Rated a top tourist attraction in St. Augustine, FL
by TripAdvisor

Within the coquina walls of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is a vivid recreation of how people lived in the years after Florida became a new territory of the United States, and then a state. Our guides are experts on that colorful period in St. Augustine’s past. Travel back in time with them as you tour our rooms and learn about the intrepid, sophisticated women who owned the property and operated it as an exclusive inn, as well as the visitors who wintered with them from the 1830s through the 1850s.

This unique house museum is a dynamic learning project. As historical research, archaeological exploration and advanced structural analysis continue, it continues to provide new information about St. Augustine’s first tourism boom.


Museum Address 
20 Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084


Our Hours Have Changed!

Open Monday through Saturday
‍10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Professionally Guided Tours

Heist at the Museum – Every Friday & Saturday evening 6:30pm – 8:30pm weather permitting 

What is Heist at the Museum? Click HERE for more details!


  • Adults – $10
  • Students/Seniors/Active Military/First Responders/Educators – $8
  • St. John’s County Residents – Free (donations appreciated)
  • Private Group Rates Available – Call (904) 829-3575 for Details/Scheduling
  • Members – FREE!

Ask about our membership program. Your donations and generous support help so that we can continue to preserve and share our history for future generations

* Rates are subject to change
* Days and/or times subject to change due to special events. Please call ahead to confirm.


National Register of Historic Places
Florida Heritage Landmark

Owned by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida since 1939
2019 Certificate of Excellence - TripAdvisor

Explore South of the Plaza

The area immediately south of St. Augustine’s central plaza is the oldest historic district in North America. The Spanish chose this high ground for a settlement in 1572, and it has been continuously occupied ever since. Today, South of the Plaza is picturesque, vibrant, dotted with highly rated bed & breakfasts and eateries, and a welcome surprise for those who venture beyond the more congested parts of town.

Aviles Street

The oldest platted street in North America, home to some of the city’s most unique shops and a number of quaint, European-style restaurants, most with outdoor seating.

Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

Start your South of the Plaza adventure with a tour of this perennial TripAdvisor favorite. Authentically restored and interpreted, the 1798 coquina house was St. Augustine’s finest guest lodging during its first tourism boom in the mid 1800s.

Lightner Museum

Built in the Spanish Renaissance style by Henry Flagler in 1887 as the Alcazar Hotel, it contains three floors of relics from America’s Gilded Age.

The Spanish Military Hospital Museum

The institution that gave Aviles its original name of Hospital Street.

González-Alvarez House

Now part of a museum complex run by the St. Augustine Historical Society and the University of Florida, Florida’s oldest house dates to the early 1700s.

Our Lady of Lourdes Convent & O’Reilly House Museum

The historic motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Florida and a 1691 building that houses records and artifacts that date from 1866, the year nuns from this order traveled from France to teach children of freed slaves in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library

A repository of knowledge about the Oldest City.

St. Francis Barracks

Built between 1724 and 1755; now the Florida State Arsenal and headquarters of the Florida National Guard.

The southern sea wall extension

A great place to stroll by day or enjoy a sunset at day’s end.



Visit our newly renovated gift shop and check out some of St. Augustine’s most unique items! From historical reproductions to beautiful original artwork to the perfect personalized gift, we have it all! Our shop hours are the same as the museum – Monday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm. Stop by today and sample our delicious local honey from The Honey Truck or some of our tasty jams and jellies. Our team is ready to help you select just the right gift for that special someone. Local delivery to your hotel or BNB is now available! Stop by and say hi today!