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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, Museums
Owner description: This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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Hudson Valley NY
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Being a first time visitor to the island, I was looking for a source for the local history, and the museum does this well. It's big enough to give a good overview, and small enough to to do it quickly. I think it would be easy to say "I wish there was more of this..." or "There should have been... More 

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Houston, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

usually here on amelia island we just golf and eat - so glad we made it to the 2 o'clock docent tour today - it was fantastic. Our guide made the history of the island so interesting - very entertaining and educational - we would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the island!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Not bad just a lot of reading. Wished it had more history about the structure (old jail). Pretty neat mockup of a ship deck.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have to be honest. This little museum was really nice I was glad to stop by to take a look. The building was used as a jail until the mid 70's. I enjoyed the museum and the history of the island that was contained within. I would recommend that you stop by here first to get a well rounded... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

While visiting Amelia Island we had the opportunity to visit the Amelia Island Museum of History. We went to get an overview of the history of the island and were able to get the flavor of the island's history. At the museum we participated in the docent led Eight Flags Tour. Admission to the tour is part of your admission... More 

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wash dc
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

provides a great overview of this gorgeous island and town.. self-guided or docent-guided , you get a great perspective on the island and town!

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