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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Galena, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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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Jupiter, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The museum itself is pretty weak so if you aren't there at the time the docent is giving a tour (11am or 2pm) then don't bother. Our docent was Paula and she was full of information. Excellent tour and let us ask questions, etc.

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Pittsburgh PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had no idea that Amelia Island-- so quiet and relaxing-- has lived under 8 flags and played a major role in US history. This museum is worth a visit! Admission is only $7, and it includes a docent tour-- our docent was named Jim, and he was just terrific: so knowledgeable and responsive to our interests. We were dubious... More 

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Bogart, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A nice and well done museum. We learned a great deal about the history of Amelia Island. Well informed volunteers staff the museum. Very convenient to historical downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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