The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is a vivid recreation of how people lived in the years after Florida became a new territory of the United States, and then a state. Tours include viewing through the 16-room, two story lifestyle museum which depicts one of the earliest boarding houses in St. Augustine.
The coquina stone Ximenez House, later becoming "Miss Fatio's," St. Augustine's most fashionable boarding house, was built as a merchant's home and place of business in 1798.
Today, it is a historic house museum, carefully researched and authentically restored to reflect its heyday during Florida's first tourism boom throughout its Territorial and Early Statehood periods of 1821-1861. Every room tells a unique story about early visitors and how they experienced the Oldest City. Hear them all on an unforgettable guided tour.
Telling fascinating stories about a little-known period in Florida history, The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum is meticulously interpreted to bring the past to life in a visual and entertaining way. Best of all, through ongoing research and archaeological discoveries, House stories continue to unfold.