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Amelia Island Museum of History

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Address: 233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: 904-261-7378
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.

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History face to face

The docent tour at 11 and 2 are informative ...learn so much about the 8 flags over Fernandina and see some well appointed exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The docent tour at 11 and 2 are informative ...learn so much about the 8 flags over Fernandina and see some well appointed exhibits.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of history and antiques from some of the local homes. Wonderful and very informative. Great first stop to get an idea of the culture back in the 1800s

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A trip to Amelia Island should include a visit to this former jail/ museum. A wonderful little gem full of the island's history. So take a deep breath, relax and enjoy!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

What a gem! Beautiful exhibits. The renovation is worth seeing in person I look forward to returning!

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Loved it!. What was once a jail and now the museum, this is a spot that can't be missed. This self guided tour can average 30 minutes. Very informative.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a surprisingly excellent museum! I am so glad I came across it. It goes through the history of Amelia Island and has a couple traveling displays! The tour guide was fabulous, be sure not to miss a guided tour.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This well done museum is a great place to visit. We went for the current exhibit of WWII memorabilia from Florida, and were surprised to learn some new things from the exhibits. Fortunately, we were at the museum when there was a docent led tour. Our docent, Barbara, was quite informative and entertaining! Children will like the ship room and... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Really lovely small museum. Exhibits are very well done and informative, and the current temporary exhibits (WWII) are excellent. Definitely worth an hour or two of your time.

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Fort Mill, SC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good museum. Worth a visit for an hour or so if you have the time. We had a docent tour with a "junior" docent who did his best but did not possess the knowledge we would have appreciated.

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ameliamuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amelia Island Museum of History, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that the Docent tour did not live up to your expectations! Did you happen to attend on Saturday, August 8th? That was the day of our yearly Community Appreciation Day and we don't usually have the Docent tours on that day. This year we allowed some of the younger members of the community to... More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Every time we visit this museum, we learn more about the Island's history that enhances our visit and suggests new places to see. Today was no exception and David our Docent, renewed old facts and added his further insights to the life of Fernandina Beach.

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