The human spirit is an unwavering thing. By nature, we are curious and optimistic even in the most uncertain times. Grounded in family, community, and shared experience there is a constant that can be found across time and miles. When faced with the worst and the unimaginable is often when we find the best in ourselves. Our ability to band together in the worst of times is perhaps our greatest gift. In the early 18th century, St. Augustine was often cut off from a friendlier outside world. Decades of destruction in Florida’s interior efforts, continuous English raids, European wars, and…
Centuries of Endurance
The Ximenez-Fatio House has seen her fair share of trying times. Through war and disease to financial strife and family heartbreak, she has always endured. For 222 years this grand lady has stood the test of time and the tests of the many who have sought the safety and warmth of her hearths.
As we travel through this most recent struggle, we, her caretakers, would like to share her with those of you who are acclimating to this new normal of ‘virtual tourism’.
Please check back often as we update this page and add more info about this magnificent home, those who have crossed her thresholds and beautiful historic St. Augustine.