North Florida’s very own, Great American Treasure
In 1798 Andres Ximenez built this two-story house for use as a general store, tavern and a private residence for his family. After Florida became a U.S. territory in 1821, the property was purchased by its first woman owner in 1830 and opened as a fine boarding house. This was the beginning of over half of a century of ownership by all-women entrepreneurs and culminated with the purchase of the home in 1939 by the NSCDA-FL.
For over 222 years, this remarkable structure has been lovingly and professionally maintained incorporating original building materials, meticulous detail and authentic techniques.
Our wonderful House-Museum can only be properly maintained by constant attention and proper diagnosis. This is why we ask for your help as a BFF member! The funds will allow for the continued focus on our investment – The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum!
Your $100 annual membership works in many ways for you and The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
- Cardholder and one guest will receive one year of unlimited access to the museum.
- 20% off any item at the museum gift shop.
- 20% off all specialty tours & Heist!
- Invitations to special talks and events.
- Monthly email newsletter.
- Free museum parking (as available)
For the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum
- Cadiz Street exterior shutter repair.
- New roof for Visitor’s Center.
- New colonial gardens, Aviles Street fencing, and many other needs required of an historic home.