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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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1:00 pm - 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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Interesting history

We went to this local museum and was very impressed to learn about the areas history. We really liked the room that reminded us of the slave movement in the south. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We went to this local museum and was very impressed to learn about the areas history. We really liked the room that reminded us of the slave movement in the south. Very interesting to know that many slaves escaped to Amelia for freedom.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was very informative, and the cell phone tour was good, but to get a better experience I'd say call to find out when the docent tours are so you can catch one.

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Not much to see for $7 per person. Not really a history buff. If you are REALLY into history you might like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a well-paced, informative guide to the settling & growth of Amelia Island. The docent puts it in historical context so it's a refresher course in American history as well. The exhibits are well done. For instance, a rendition of the Timucuan tribe's village, a partial ship or an original jail cell that remains intact in this former county... More 

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Thornbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

An excellent portrayal of the history of the island put into context with outside events. The docent was knowledgeable and amusing, adding interesting details to the displays. Would recommend taking the tour and then browsing afterwards. Displays are attractive and informative.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

this is a beautiful museum with some hand-on for the kids to enjoy the tour. you discover the life of the native americans, the Timucuans and the history of Amelia Island, the isle of 8 flags.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visited and paid our $7 Adult and $3 child fee. It is an okay museum. Interesting place to learn about the area/history.

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Fernandina Beach
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have always enjoyed the museum and it is updated so something new is there often. It tells the history of the area. There is a nice large room on the second floor with an elevator for various meetings and events, which I have on occasion been.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Docent gave a tour by telling a story which made it more interesting than reading all the signs yourself. There was lots of information about the history of the island.....things I would have never known if I had not gone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

For a few dollars you are escorted through the museum with an amazingly well informed and interesting gentleman docent.All the questions we had about the area were clearly answered. Recommend this as a first stop if history is what is important to you. We then took the Ghost tour that evening that is presented by the museum. So good!!The tour... More 

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