The Ximenez-Fatio

House Museum

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

For You

  • 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.

Great American Treasures

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is a member of one of the nation’s greatest collection of historic home museums known as Great American Treasures. All over the country, state chapters of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America have purchased historic homes, renovated them, staged them with wonderful antiquities of their era, and now have them on display as museums. It is a wonderful program, with so many beautiful homes, like ours, for visitors to see, and from which to learn their valuable local history.

Please follow the link provided to the Great American Treasures website to learn more about this amazing program and where you can find a “GAT House” in your region! Click Here to Learn More!

Interested In Becoming a BFF Member?

There are 3 easy ways to join!

To join via phone call 904-829-3575

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The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 28 Cadiz Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084



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