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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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Live Oak, Florida, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were so glad we paid for the tour. Mr Snyder has a wealth of info about the island & did a great job of quickly walking us thru all of the island's history. We learned so much and enjoyed being able to tie in history we've learned from the other Florida cities. It was great to do it before... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

There is so much history that could be presented in the Amelia Island Museum, however much is left out or glossed over. There seems to be a heavy emphasis on the history of blacks on the island to the exclusion of more information on the development of Old Town, New Town, flora and fauna, the Timucuas Indians, etc.

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135 reviews 135 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a great museum. Didn't expect a lot due to its size, but I was pleasantly surprised about the wealth of Fernandina history in this museum.

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Kissimmee, Fl.
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We learned a lot about Fernandina's place in the north east side of Florida. The displays were done well, however there could have been more for the $.

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Clearwater, Florida
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213 reviews 213 reviews
64 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I could have spent 10 hours in this little museum reading everything. Really well done for being a small museum. We were very lucky and were there at the right time when the docent was giving her one hour tour. Docent was very impressive and knew her facts. I learned so much and it was all very interesting. You can... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped in here on a hot Saturday afternoon $ 7 to get in Museum well done and well kept Can go through at your own pace though we did enjoy the tour of about an hour's length Good place to rest for a bit and learn about the area if you're willing to part w/a few dollars

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Oviedo, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This museaum is a fantastic wealth of knowledge of the Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach FL area. A MUST for your first stop in the historic/beach area. then you will be knowledgable what you are looking at as you browse around the area, and ideas for more to look at ...the Bridge that goes nowhere, the historic cemetart... . Susan... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I wasn't expecting much from this museum but was pleasantly surprised. It has very informative displays and an excellent staff who know the history of the area. Plan to spend an hour or two.

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Foristell, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Don't miss going here. Many interesting things to learn and see about the history of Amelia Island plus the guided tours are worth it.

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Englewood, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was our first visit to Amelia Island and we stopped here when we first got into town. Well worth the visit. A great history lesson of the area and very friendly people working there.

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