20 Aviles Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
First tour is at 11:00 am.
Last tour is at 3:00 pm.
It is advisable to call and confirm that the grounds are open before visiting; occasionally we are closed to the public due to a private rental event.
Phone: (904) 829-3575
Fax: (904) 829-3445
Dating to the Spanish town plan of 1573, the property is a feature along Aviles Street, the city’s first platted thoroughfare. Spanish merchant Andres Ximenez built this two-story coquina house and detached kitchen, c.1798 for use as a general store, tavern and general residence. After Florida became a US Territory in 1821, the property began a half-century of use by a succession of enterprising women as a residence and boarding house for visitors to St. Augustine.
See our Museum Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey
National Register of Historic Places
Accredited NSCDA Museum Properties
Florida Heritage Landmark 2012