Ximenez-Fatio House, Saint Augustine, Florida
20 Aviles Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084| Map |
Visitors literally rave about St. Augustine’s Ximenez-Fatio House Museum. Centered in one of the city’s oldest settlements, the home is a wealth of interesting historical facts and tidbits. As one of only three dozen original colonial buildings still standing in the city, it’s a fantastic destination for any family. Thanks to helpful, knowledgeable tour guides, visitors get the inside scoop on life in colonial St. Augustine. Tour guides may even let lucky visitors have a more hands-on experience, such as learning how to tighten the rope bed. The stately coquina stone home features a main house (which served as a boarding house), a detached kitchen, restored wash house and a brand new visitors center with many kid-friendly interpretive exhibits. Visitors can also observe a variety of period artifacts, including the famous Caravaca Cross, a stunning relic dating back to 1650 that was excavated from a former trash heap on the site! Replicas can be purchased at the on-site museum store.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Families should be sure to enjoy a sweet snack from St. Augustine's Ximenez-Fatio House’s fig tree.
Address: 20 Aviles Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084| Map
Hours: Tue-Sat 11 am - 4 pm More Info
Price: Adults: $7; Students, Seniors, Military: $5; Family: $15 More Info