NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA STATE OF FLORIDA
- Arts & Culture
- Education & Literacy
- Race & Ethnicity
Location4114 HERSCHEL STJACKSONVILLE, FL 32210 United States
THe National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of FLorida actively promotes an appreciation of our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service and educational projects. The Society owns and operates the Ximenez-Fatio House in St. Augustine, Florida. This 225-year-old museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday to share the amazing history of this Spanish Colonial home which served as a fashionable boarding house in the 19th century. "Every Room Tells A Story".
The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum in St. Augustine, Fl is a 225-year-old museum, built in the Second Spanish Period and operated by Andres Ximenez as a grocery store and billiards room serving the Spanish community. Following his death, the home became a fashionable 19 th century boarding house owned and operated successively and successfully by three women, a rare occurrence in a time when women did not own property or run businesses.
The museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5 with self-guided audio tours or docent-led tours upon request. The museum is seeking volunteers who have a strong interest in history and particularly the history of St. Augustine, a willingness to learn, a positive outlook, and an appreciation for and eagerness to assist our guests.