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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.

This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.

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The museum is actually in what was the old jail, until 1978. The history was very interesting, well displayed, and there were hands on exhibits for children.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is actually in what was the old jail, until 1978. The history was very interesting, well displayed, and there were hands on exhibits for children.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyable review of Amelia Island history inside the old jail. The narrator for our small group was a local gentleman with a wry sense of humor. It took about an hour to get a full sense of the island history. There is a nice gift shop and it is handicap accessible. Within easy walking distance from downtown.

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Thank GammaMan
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to know about the area you are visiting this is a good place to start.Amelia Islands history has a very interesting past.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small museum is packed with a lot of interesting history about Amelia Island. The building has been nicely restored/maintained and the docents were very knowledgeable and helpful. A good place to begin your visit if you enjoy history.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good place to learn some very interesting history of Amelia Island. Self guided is nice if you are a "reader". The docent tour is no extra charge, and the will tell you everything you need to know.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should take a tour of the AIMH. The displays are interesting and informative and the docents and staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours at the Amelia Island Museum of History. We had a great docent who held our interest for 11/2 hours with a wealth of knowledge about Amelia Island's history. This Island really has a fascinating history that is worth learning about. I would recommend spending the few hours here if you are in the area.

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Medinah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit for the history of Amelia Island. If you are lucky get the docent led tour for a better perspective. We spent 2 hours but could have been there longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for my birthday, had lunch with our kids and grandson. Was 40* out and overcast, needed to find an indoor place to spend an hour or so. This was perfect! Lots of interesting facts and exhibits. Beautifully laid out from room to room. We were a little worried about the little one touching things but he... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I attended one of the docent tours upon my first visit to Amelia Island and learned so much in a short time. The presentation started with the earliest history of the region and the Spanish exploration. The docent proceeded to share the interesting stories of the 8 flags that have been flown here. Very knowledgeable docent with excellent displays.

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