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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Kids loved this museum. Old restored jail and one exhibit is a jail cell. The boat room was a hit with kids and the history was well explained in the museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Kids loved this museum. Old restored jail and one exhibit is a jail cell. The boat room was a hit with kids and the history was well explained in the museum.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Was very lucky to arrive in time for the Docent Tour. The history of the Island is very interesting, the railroads made and broke many towns and settlements. Eight different Flags flew over the Island over the course of its History. Pretty popular place.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Didn't realize just how old the history is here on the island. Actually 8 flags have flown over Amelia during her history. Great stop if your a history buff.

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Ada, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

After visiting Fernandina Beach 100s of times over the years, I finally paid a visit to the Museum of History. I now have a better understanding of the past, especially American Beach.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Professionally done from the front door to the exit. Really enjoyed all of the exhibits and the rich history of the islands' 400 years of habitation. Great museum for a small beach community.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The museum is housed in the old jail. The exhibits are interesting, but there needs to be more animation among the volunteers. Everything is so static.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It is amazing what has happened on this little island in the past 400 years - the museum makes it all come to life. The history and the characters that make the island a unique place are all covered, and the displays are interesting to explore. Love it!!!!

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Galena, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This museum is housed in the old jail and that in itself is historic. Loved how it was laid out and the many numerous signs describing in detail the history of the area. Nice added touch was the cell phone link up.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Every year I go to Ft Clinch, the Museum of History, and the Maritime Museum. Amelia is a great old historical town. I just don't like all that reading. I like a tour guide to explain to me what is going on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We enjoyed learning the history of Amelia Island ! Lots of interesting facts and information! We sat in on a guided tour and it was well worth it!! The staff was very friendly and knowledgable as well!

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Additional Information about Amelia Island Museum of History

Address: Address: 233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: 904-261-7378
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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