Ximenez-Fatio House Museum continues Stetson University’s Road Scholar tours

For the fourth year in a row, the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum will be included in Stetson University’s Road Scholar program as a group destination.

 

Tour director and educator at Stetson’s Department of Continuing Education, Dianne Jacoby will portray Miss Louisa Fatio at the historic property, 20 Aviles St. in downtown St. Augustine. Jacoby selected the site, which served as an elegant inn, or boarding house, and flourished during Florida’s Territorial and Early Statehood periods (1821-1861). The historic grounds date back to St. Augustine’s original town plan of 1572.

This year’s Road Scholar tours will run on Tuesdays from Nov. 8 through April 2017.

Jacoby will greet Road Scholar participants just as the original visitors would have arrived at the house from more than eight miles away on the St. Johns River by steamboat and traveled by horse drawn carriage to the bay front establishment.

The Road Scholar groups include up to 40 participants from around the world who experience narrated tours depicting the lifestyles of early visitors to St. Augustine.

Road Scholar is a not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975 and offers 5,500 educational tours in all U.S. states and 150 countries.

For information call 829-3575 or email execdirectorxf@bellsouth.net.

 

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