Two actors portraying servants from the past in the kitchen of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

I Lived Here as Well: Together

"I Lived Here As Well" takes visitors inside the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum for a look at how the black servants and slaves lived and worked.

Jan 19 - Feb 25, 2023 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays | 10:00 a.m.

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum presents "I Lived Here As Well: Together" at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings from Thursday, January 19 through Saturday, February 25, 2023

At the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, guests are invited to step into a 225-year-old boarding house and experience firsthand the lives of the people that lived within.

The museum's latest installment of the "I Lived Here as Well" series, is told through the women and men who may have spent their entire lives in the boarding house, yet never used the front door. Guests will be introduced to several women and men whose lives were restricted due to the color of their skin. Some are enslaved, yet some are free. Some have hopes for freedom and some see no hope at all.

The focus this year will feature stories of both men and women who lived and worked here, as slaves or as servants. Brought to life by Charmin Russell and James Bullock, some of those portrayed were actual former residents of the Ximenez-Fatio house, such as Louisa Williams, a woman who was freed by Union Soldiers. Other characters have been created to provide a voice for those slaves and free servants who were documented to have worked there, but whose names were never written down.

This public tour of all three floors of the home will be led by actors dressed in historic costumes. The tour will last approximately 60 minutes and will include information and stories not heard during the normal tour of the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum.

Admission: $22.00 per person. Guests must purchase tickets in advance and can do so by going here.

When: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from Thursday, January 19, through Saturday February 25, 2023

Where: The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 28 Cadiz Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084

For more information, go to their website, here.

The photographs are of Charmin Russell and James Bullock, the lead interpreters for "I Lived Here as Well."

Admission | Ticket Prices

$22.00 per person

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