The Ximenez-Fatio House and Museum will participate with free admission for ticket holders of the 23rd Annual St. Augustine Historic Inns Bed &Breakfast Holiday Tour to benefit the Lightner Museum.
The Lightner Museum is a not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to preserve, maintain, research and interpret a vast collection of historic artifacts for the educational benefit of the visiting public.
Julie Vaill Gatlin, the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum’s Executive Director, said bed and breakfast tour guests will take a self-guided visit through the 16-room, two story lifestyle museum, which depicts one of the earliest boarding houses in St. Augustine.
Each bedroom will display a specific motif to reflect the typical guests such as a sea captain, military officer, a ‘frail’ lady, and a family traveling with children, to name a few.
The Ximenez-Fatio House was built in 1798 by Andres Ximenez, a Spanish storekeeper, the original portion of the coquina house and the detached kitchen became a general store, tavern, private residence and fine boarding house for military officers, sea captains, dignitaries and families from the north and south.
The property was purchased by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Florida (NSCDA-FL) in 1939 and became one of the South’s most authentically preserved and accurately interpreted historic house museums according to several national experts.
Be sure to grab these tickets as they are selling out quick. The Agustin Inn will be on tour Sunday, December 11th and will partner with Michael’s Tasting Room for an amazing taste offering from their menu. We are looking forward to welcoming many during this year’s tour!