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Amelia Island Museum of History

233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-261-7378
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.

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Folsom, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is one of those museums which reminds you of how much you forgot or really didn't know. A lot of work has gone into the displays. As a first timer visiting from California I found myself thoroughly engrossed in the exhibits and spending more time in the museum than what I had allowed myself. What I should say is... More

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Hudson Valley NY
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Being a first time visitor to the island, I was looking for a source for the local history, and the museum does this well. It's big enough to give a good overview, and small enough to to do it quickly. I think it would be easy to say "I wish there was more of this..." or "There should have been... More

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Houston, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

usually here on amelia island we just golf and eat - so glad we made it to the 2 o'clock docent tour today - it was fantastic. Our guide made the history of the island so interesting - very entertaining and educational - we would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the island!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Not bad just a lot of reading. Wished it had more history about the structure (old jail). Pretty neat mockup of a ship deck.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have to be honest. This little museum was really nice I was glad to stop by to take a look. The building was used as a jail until the mid 70's. I enjoyed the museum and the history of the island that was contained within. I would recommend that you stop by here first to get a well rounded... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

While visiting Amelia Island we had the opportunity to visit the Amelia Island Museum of History. We went to get an overview of the history of the island and were able to get the flavor of the island's history. At the museum we participated in the docent led Eight Flags Tour. Admission to the tour is part of your admission... More

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wash dc
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

provides a great overview of this gorgeous island and town.. self-guided or docent-guided , you get a great perspective on the island and town!

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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137 reviews 137 reviews
30 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very nice lady with of info on the area! Could of used a little more info on upcoming weekend events. Relics from the area. Small but cute! Worth the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

One-hour tour is detailed and rich for history buffs. Not for younger kids. Guides superb and well informed. This island has unique history going back to the Conquistadores so the museum is not to be missed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

As far as museums go, this is one of the finest. Housed on the first floor of the surrounding county's former jailhouse, the Amelia Island Museum of History is a small yet well organized look into the island's past. As with everything else on Amelia Island, heavy focus is placed on the Eight Flags," rhetoric, and as such, the exhibits... More

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