Its almost here! 2024 dates for I Lived Here, As Well – The Story Continues to be announced this November!
“Finally, I’ve been free as long as I’ve been a slave”
I Lived Here, As Well
Over the 225-year history of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, many have come through our doors. Weary travelers welcomed through the proper front entrance, guests enjoyed the luxuries of home – with a bit of Florida style – and the ill were healed in the midst of warm sunshine and clean sea breezes. There were some who passed through our doors, however, who were unseen. Those who may have used the front door but went unnoticed. Some who never used the front door as they rarely left. They lived here, as well, but their stories are not as widely known. We at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum believe the time has come to share their story. “I Lived Here, As Well” is their story.
Our Doors are Open to All
At the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, guests are invited to step into a 224-year-old boarding house and experience, firsthand, the stories of the people that lived within it. the “I Lived Here, As Well” program is a series of interpretive Black History tours in which the ‘tour guides’ are actors who portray several characters from St. Augustine’s past. Some of these characters are people who we know lived in the house, like Louisa Williams, a previously enslaved woman who was freed by Union troops in St. Augustine in 1862. Other characters were crafter to represent enslaved and freed people who were documented as working in this house, but whose names were never recorded.
Dates for the 2024 season of “I Lived Here, As Well – The Story Continues” will be announced in November 2023. The tour is open to the public, led by costumed historical actors, and lasts approximately 60 minutes. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available online after dates are announched. Check back soon for more information!
We look forward to seeing you in 2024!
The staff of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum would like to extend a special thank you to the above organizations who have made this program available to the public through their generous support. – Thank you