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Amelia Island Museum of History

233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-261-7378
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

As far as museums go, this is one of the finest. Housed on the first floor of the surrounding county's former jailhouse, the Amelia Island Museum of History is a small yet well organized look into the island's past. As with everything else on Amelia Island, heavy focus is placed on the Eight Flags," rhetoric, and as such, the exhibits... More

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lionlvr
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I had visited lovely Fernandina Beach before but didn't know the museum existed since it was off the main drags in FB. The hosts were very friendly and imformative, and a cell phone app guides you through this little museum that is just packed with information and artifacts. Be sure to visit on your first trip, not your third.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Located in the old City Jail, the Museum tells the history of this Victorian Seaport town and it's life under 8 different flags. Fernandina Beach is the only natural deep water port in Florida and the home of the first railroad in Florida. A must to see!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I am from Fernandina. I learn a little more about my hometown every time I come. I like the looking glass, I really like the pirates and native American displays. I'll be going back again soon.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

we were on Amelia island over labor day weekend and looked for some place cool. This museum is located in the former jail a though now with A/C. I have been to many museums and this one does a great job of explaining the island early history w/ 8 flag , railroads, industries, the civil war,fishing and sports. allow about... More

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Mims, Florida, United States
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very good museum and gave us a great start to get to know Ameilia Island. Much better than we expected!

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Orlando, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very interesting. Personable and staff. I had never been in this area before and was surprised at the history of the surrounding area.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great little museum packed with information. I learned so much about the history of the town. Also a good way to cool off on a hot day. We did not have kids with us, but there was a fun looking kid's room.

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Tampa, Fl
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Reasonable admission, included scheduled docent tour with very knowledgeable and entertaining docent. Interesting history in Amelia Island.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

the museum is small, but has many interesting artifacts and photos. If you are interested in this part of the country and its origins and history with all the different countries that have controlled it, this is a worthwhile experience.

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