QR code placard spotlights Ximenez-Fatio House Museum for Tourists

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The City of St. Augustine has added the museum to its historical signage way-finding program.

The City of St. Augustine, Florida has now added a QR code placard for the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum to its way-finding program. This means the historical plaques for the city will include information about the structure. The quick response code has now been added to the sign outside the building.

The museum is found in St. Augustine at number 20 Aviles Street and is a part of a growing program.

The QR code placard program now labels over 30 structures in the region. This provides visitors and locals with additional information about these various landmarks. Each quick response code can be scanned by a smartphone with a free barcode scanning app.

“We are proud to be among the most significant historic sites in downtown St. Augustine. This is a great way for locals and visitors to learn more about our authentic property and venue,” said the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum executive director, Julie Vaill Gatlin. She went on to say “The effort supports our mission to help educate and interpret history.”

When the QR code placard barcodes are scanned, they can view a range of information about the museum.

qr code placard scanningAmong the types of things a mobile device user will view with the QR code scan include: photos, maps and information about the museum. Some of the information includes the structure’s architecture as well as interesting facts about the city as well as St. Johns County.

This quick response code program was created by the Florida Division of Historical Resources and the City of St. Augustine. It is meant to function as a type of historical cultural resource inventory for the state. It also connects with other points of interest that are already a part of the way-finding signs in the city. Other structures in this program include public parks and facilities and many of the city’s original colonial sites and buildings that have historical importance.

The museum with its new QR code placard is open from Tuesday through Saturday every week, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. People can take tours during certain specific hours on those days. Moreover, the property may also be used as a venue for weddings and other events.

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