The historic Ximenez-Fatio House Museum offers a spectacularly spooky candlelight tour, every Friday and Saturday, from September 29, through October 28, 2023, at 6:30, and 7:30 p.m.
On the tour, Mourning and Mortality: a Century of Death, visitors will be guided through the 223-year-old house and museum, as they learn how medicine was practiced in St. Augustine in the 1800s. In the original 1798 kitchen, visitors will learn how illnesses were treated, and what home remedies were concocted from the kitchen's garden.
In addition, the tour will discuss mourning rituals from those who lived here in the various eras of St. Augustine's early years, including Afro-Caribbean practices, Spanish-American last rites, and Victorian Spiritualism.
While spooky, this tour is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $15.00 per person and are available in advance. Those who wish to also take the "Everyday Life" museum tour may purchase a combo ticket for $20.00.
Admission: $15.00 per person for Mourning and Mortality: A Century of Death. $20.00 for a combo ticket that also includes the "Everyday Life" museum tour.
When: Every Friday and Saturday, from September 29 through October 28. Tours are given at 6:30, and 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084