Our classic museum tour gives guests a broad overview of the over 220 years of history at the Ximenez-Fatio House. Beginning in 1798, with the construction of the home during the Second Spanish Period by our first owner, Andres Ximenez, explore how townsfolk lived in Colonial Spanish Florida. As you move into the American Territorial Period beginning in 1821, discover how early American Floridians created a new industry: tourism. Meet our first woman owner who converted the residence into a fine boarding house for visitors. We will tell you about the women who own this building and property, the people who ran it, and the guests who frequented it.
The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum’s Everyday Life tour is available Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Docent guided tours are available at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm, weather permitting. Self-guided audio tours are available at any time.
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 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.
We love group tours! Whether you are looking for a unique learning opportunity for your student or adult group or a fun afternoon with friends, we have something to offer. Our wide offering of group programming is customizable according to your groups interests and time available for your visit.
We offer student tours to grades K-12 and college level. For lifelong learners, we can customize a tour perfect for your group’s interests and itinerary. For more information and to book contact our office at (904) 829-3575.
Professional Paranormal Investigations
Dicover Our Spooky Side
This isn’t your average St. Augustine ghost tour; each event is an immersive and professional experience where we open the museum after hours to discover who remains long after our guests and guides go home for the evening. Are you brave enough to experience the ghostly side of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum? Join us for one of our professional paranormal investigations hosted by premier local investigators, A Night Among Ghosts.
Saturday, May 27, 2023
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Who was Constance Fenimore Woolson? At the height of her popularity author Constance Fenimore Woolson outsold contemporaries of her time, such as Henry James, but her name has faded into history. Discover our, perhaps, most famous guest at Miss Fatio’s Boarding House you may have never heard of. This immersive production looks into the extensive travels of the authoress and the burgeoning Florida tourism industry of the post Civil War 1870’s.
More information, performance dates, and tickets coming in summer 2023!
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