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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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Description: This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
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Room after room of interesting exhibits in the old jailhouse. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. A short walk from the historic district hotels.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Chicago
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Room after room of interesting exhibits in the old jailhouse. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. A short walk from the historic district hotels.

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new hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the Amelia Is. Museum of History and what a town of 11,000 or so people have to share with the public. For $7. you can take a narrated tour with a guide or use your cell phone for an audio tour, or go at your leisure. Knowing that there is a lot of history here... More 

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wash dc
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141 reviews 141 reviews
55 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Informative and entertaining docent tour in this small but important museum. It is your shortcut to understanding the island and is a fantastic orientation. Highly recommend it.

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Columbia, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Took the wife and another couple on the Thursday night history pub tour offered by the museum. This is my 2nd time on the tour with Walt. It was a rainy miserable weather day, but Walt made the tour GREAT! We got to tour the historic downtown area and learn about the history. We stopped and had drinks at 4... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The museum, formerly a jail, was given to the museum historical group some years ago. The greeting was highly personable. Each room gives a special meaning. You can dial in on your smartphone and listen to information in various rooms. Well done, I recommend visiting the museum.

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Miami Lakes, Florida, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The exhibits covered all of the important highlights of the island's history. While mostly consisting of informative poster board type of exhibits, it does have a fair amount of original objects, really pretty good for such a small museum. But the order of the rooms was pretty chaotic, and there was no flow from one era to another. There is... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This museum has more interesting exhibits and explanations of the area's history than many museums in far larger communities. Take the one-hour guided tour. You can't cover it all in one hour, but your docent will give you interesting insights and you can always go back to read and examine the displays more closely. This area has a lot of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This museum is housed in a former jail and is definitely worth your time and the small entrance fee. Several rooms display exhibits depicting the different eras of settlement. I was especially surprised to learn of Amelia Island's short-lived independence as a sovereign nation.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I suggested the Museum of History based on excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, and wholeheartedly agree. The 1 hour docent-led tour is well worth doing...Fernandina Beach has amazing history, and it's possible to get good idea of it through the docent. We had two kids (age 6 and 8) with us, and they were a little bored until we got... More 

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Folsom, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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