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

143 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3642
+1 904-829-5064
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Pena-Peck house

We just love history and this house is loaded with it. They have done a great job of keeping it up... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Lisa J
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Plant City, Florida
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A historic place to tour

You need to see this building in the heart of downtown and they have an unique gift shop. Twice a... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
kathi262016
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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143 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3642
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We just love history and this house is loaded with it. They have done a great job of keeping it up, and having so much original furnishings. There is also a small gallery to see. This house is not wheelchair accessible.More

Thank Lisa J
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Womans E, Past President at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for your wonderful comments and the 5 star rating. The Woman's Exchange, a volunteer, non-profit founded in 1892, has managed the PPH for the City since 1932 and it is a labor of love for us. We work hard to provide a good...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

You need to see this building in the heart of downtown and they have an unique gift shop. Twice a year they have a luncheon with profits going to help women over 30 to go back to school. The event is in October and April...More

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Womans E, Public Relations Manager at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Kathi, thank you for your wonderful review of the Woman's Exchange at the historic Pena-Peck House. You have covered everything that I would say in a response to your review, so I will just say, come back and bring your family and friends. I am...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We randomly stopped in here for a tour without knowing anything about it. The museum is free, but they accept donations to help with the upkeep of the historic home. Our docent told us about the history of the home and made sure we got...More

Thank Stephanie P
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Womans E, Public Relations Manager at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your positive response. The Woman's Exchange, a non-profit small group of volunteers, has managed the historic Pena-Peck House for the City of St. Augustine since 1932. We try hard to give our visitors a good experience and we are glad we succeeded...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We enjoyed our tour of this old house, and learning about both the Spanish and American history of the house and its occupants. For antique furniture aficionados, there are some beautiful late 18th and early 19th century chairs; and a block-front bureau and a highboy...More

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Judy R, Public Relations Manager at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your nice review of the Pena-Peck House. Our museum does contain all the Peck family furnishings, crystal, silver and an extensive art collection that have been lovingly cared for by the Woman's Exchange a non-profit group of volunteers. We are celebrating our...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved it! Our guide, Ellen, was super friendly, informative, and made it interactive. She really made it stand out from the other attractions. This is a free admission type of place but they accept donations to keep the place open. Awesome.More

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Judy R, other at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Ellen has been a docent at the Pena-Peck House for many years and is a valued member of the organization. We are very glad that she made it "stand out" for you during the tour. We are...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the Pena-Peck House, especially because it was free. The guide was well educated on the house but wasn't real sociable. Almost acted like it wasn't worth the effort to take us thru it. She asked more than once if we had the...More

Thank Pam S
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Judy R, Publicity and Marketing Chairperson at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you for your review and bringing to our attention the issue that you experienced with our docent. It has been shared with our Docent Chairperson and will be incorporated into our next training class. All of our docents are volunteers as they are members...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We walked in after one of,the famed luncheons so we saw the gracious society that provides scholarships for women at their work. Very graciously a member showed us upstairs and we were awed by the detail of life in the 1930's of this home. The...More

Thank Pamela H
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Judy R, Past President at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We have been "women helping women" for 125 years and have lovingly cared for the Pena-Peck House since 1932. We hope others will stop by and take a tour and browse in our beautiful gift shop that highlights hand-crated...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This seasonal luncheons are made by Women Exchange members from their own recipes.It started October 24th to November 14th. The luncheon includes a full meal with dessert and coffee plus a $5.00 gift certificate to spend on shopping. There are many rooms filled with gifts...More

Thank kathi262016
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Judy R, Former President, Woman's Exchange at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of our luncheons and Christmas in October shopping. We have been holding the luncheons since the 1940s in our beautiful courtyard that is also very nice for weddings and other Special Events. This is our biggest fund raiser of...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The tour was wonderful, the tour guide has a lot of knowledge of the house, she was funny and very friendly, my mom was the one who most enjoyed the tour, it reminds her of her life as a child and her mother's and grandmother's...More

Thank Andrea6396
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Judy R, Chairperson, Marketing and Publicity at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We really enjoy and work hard to give our visitors a wonderful experience when touring our magnificent historic home. And as you said, we use our donations (thank you for your donation) to maintain the house and to give...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

It is a beautiful older home. Easy way to escape the heat for a few minutes and a quick tour and history lesson. Only takes 15 minutes.More

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Judy R, Past President at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your review of the Pena Peck House. You are correct that there is not an up front charge for the tour but we do hope that our visitors will give us a donation to help us maintain this beautiful, historic house built...More

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Leah P
5 August 2017|
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Response from Judy R | Property representative |
Leah, there are different prices depending on the event. Coastal Celebrations does our bookings for Special Events. If you will give me your contact info, I will be happy to have them call you and answer all your... More
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Linda W
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Response from Womans E | Property representative |
Our shop opens at 10:30, M-S and at 12:30 on Sunday. It closes at 5pm. Our tours start at 12:30 each day and end at 4:30. There is not a set fee for the tour. We only ask that you consider a donation since we are a... More
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