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Amelia Island Museum of History

Address: 233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Phone Number: 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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Burkesville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This museum is small, but it holds lots of information and interesting facts about the Island. The building itself is historical and something to see. The museum greeter was very helpful in giving us plenty of information about the museum as well. Very cute items in the gift shop and reasonably priced. Nice place to visit. KyFam

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Fairfax, VA
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5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Give this museum a look - there is more to Amelia Island than most visitors realize. you will learn a lot.

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MKE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The museum provides a fantastic overview of the islands first settlers all the way through current industries. There are a lot of interesting artifacts spread out throughout the different rooms and the buildings history is fascinating as well.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited the museum in a rainy day and it was a great choice! It's a very interesting place to visit with children and teenagers to learn the history of the sorroundings. I fully recommend it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Was a pleasant and informative way to pass a rainy afternoon. Learned a lot about first settlers at Fernandina

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Chicago
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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142 reviews 142 reviews
55 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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