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Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine

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Address: 143 Saint George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3642
Phone Number: +1 904-829-5064
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Historic House Museum of the First Spanish Period, circa 1750. Built of...

Historic House Museum of the First Spanish Period, circa 1750. Built of native coquina stone. Home of the Royal Spanish Treasurer and two British Governors, and the last seat of British Government south of Canada after the Revolutionary War (until 1785). Home of the Woman's Exchange of St. Augustine, established 1892 as a non-profit gift shop featuring handcrafted goods.

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great finds

wonderful place with lots of cool finds. Something to look at at every turn. The women in there are friendly and knowledgable. Go in and browse! Chat with these wonderful women!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

wonderful place with lots of cool finds. Something to look at at every turn. The women in there are friendly and knowledgable. Go in and browse! Chat with these wonderful women!

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I agree that we have "great finds". We are a non-profit made up of volunteers, and we work hard to find hand crafted items and other vendor items that are different than most gift shops. We love our customers and to chat with them and I am glad that it showed when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Pena Peck House in a year. When we took the tour, it was with Gayle. She gave us a rich history lesson that was the most informative one that I have enjoyed in a long time. There was a calm and happy feeling throughout the house. The tall windows with lace curtains lightly... More 

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you SO much for your wonderful review. We love that the Pena Peck House is your favorite in St. Augustine. The WE members and our volunteers, Gayle is a volunteer, work hard to make the House come alive for our visitors. We are a non-profit organization run by members and volunteers and have managed the Pena Peck House for... More 

Mount Dora, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I like history so we decided to check out this house. Our tour guide Polly was very knowledgeable and friendly. She took her time to explain the history of the house and made sure all of our questions were answered. The house is beautiful and has a lot of artifacts and has been very well kept. They... More 

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are a non-profit group of volunteers called the Woman's Exchange and we work very hard to provide an educational and fun tour of the historic Pena Peck House to our visitors. I have passed along your comments to Polly and I am sure she will be thrilled as this is only... More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

A great trip around this historic property in St Augustine and one easy to overlook. A fascinating insight into the 450 years of St Augustine's story.

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Pena Peck House which is owned by the City of St. Augustine but has been managed by the Woman's Exchange since 1932. We are a volunteer, non-profit organization and the always appreciated donations are used to maintain the historic house and to give scholarships to women returning to college. You... More 

Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

An interesting piece of history and well preserved. Our guide (I think her name was Ellen) was very knowledgeable about everything in the home. Definitely the best volunteer guide I've ever encountered. Will bring guests here in the future.

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and great review. Ellen has been a docent for 20+ years and is very knowledgeable. I am glad that you recognized her expertise. The Woman's Exchange of St. Augustine, who has managed the Pena Peck House for the City since 1932, works hard to maintain this historic house. We are a volunteer,... More 

Saint Augustine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I stop by every few months to support the woman's exchange. They've done a great job of finding unusual items from local pottery to imported jewelry to wonderful food items. Because of their work, the Pena-Peck is in awesome shape.

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review of the Woman's Exchange gift shop in the historic Pena Peck House. We are a non-profit, volunteer organization and we work hard to find quality hand crafted items for our shoppers. We are glad that you think we do a great job. Our shop supports hand crafters by giving them an outlet to... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We loved our tour of Pena-Peck House. The docent was very knowledgeable and the furniture was the original Peck family furniture that owned the house for 100 years. This was a two story house and the upstairs had 5 bedrooms that were furnished .

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

I am very glad that you enjoyed your tour of the Pena Peck House. The House is owned by the City of St. Augustine and has been managed by a group of volunteers called the Woman's Exchange since 1932. Our docents work hard to be knowledgeable about the House and it's history. As you mentioned, the House is fully furnished... More 

Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Very well a visit for those presents for special people. Hand crafted by women. Staffed by volunteers who a helpful and engaging. Most (80%) of the money goes to the women who make these unique items

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Woman's Exchange gift shop. We are a small group of volunteers who are "women helping women". I am glad that you found us helpful and engaging and we do have those unique items for special occasions or to treat yourself. Our handcrafters-some are men- receive 70% of the cost of... More 

Derwood, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate that it was just two of us on this tour. As a result was a one hour. We don't believe there was an elevator. If you want to see the upstairs there is a flight of steps. The docent was quite knowledgeable and answered all of our questions.

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments about your tour of the historic Pena Peck House. We are a small group of volunteers, The Woman's Exchange, who has managed the House for the City of St. Augustine since 1932 I am glad that our docents were able to answer all your questions and that you enjoyed the tour. Because it... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This 19th Century family home is chock full of amazing paintings, furniture, clothes and memorabilia that belonged to the families that lived here during the 1800's or has been donated by old time St. Augustine residents. The guides are wonderful To my shame, I have lived in St Augustine for more than 10 years and have never before visited this... More 

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Judy R, President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Pena Peck House. We are a well kept secret in St. Augustine and always striving to make ourselves more well know. We are a non-profit and group of volunteers called the Woman's Exchange of St. Augustine. The House is owned by the City and we have managed it for them since 1932.... More 

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