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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 2013
Type: History Museums
Description: This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is a wonderful way of really getting to know Amelia Island and it's very interesting history. The exhibits are very good and the guided tours are the best.

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Atlanta, GA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Off the beaten path, this little museum is a great destination on a rainy day. It's not large, but it's well done, and there are some hands-on exhibits just for the kids.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This museum is an easy walking distance from the Hampton Inn & Suites. We caught the 2PM tour with a very well informed tour guide who knew everything there was to know and then some about the history of the area. Very interesting and informative. Didn't mind at all paying the $7.

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Richfield, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This museum is small, but does contain a lot of island history. If you like learning about places you are visiting, you will enjoy this. It is a bit off the beaten path, located a few blocks from the main area of downtown. The cost was $7 per person, and we spent less than an hour inside, as it is... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It was a rainy day on March 17th so we decided to visit the museum. It is a short walk from Centre Street in the Historic District. The volunteer at the welcome desk gave us a brief history of the museum which was quite interesting. The museum is small, but well done. We decided not to do the guided tour... More

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Lots of interesting information about the area but we didn't like the docent led tour. A very pretentious guy who considered himself to be a lecturer rather than a guide. Should have taken the self-guided tour. Quite expensive but I guess it needs to generate some income for it's upkeep.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Who knew how many motion pictures were shot in the area - well they do at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Set in the old jail house (worth a visit just for that) is a museum dedicated to the area. You can tell the staff and volunteers are doing a labor of love. This place is well cared for,... More

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Modesto, California
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374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I visited this museum a few weeks ago while staying on Amelia Island. This is a very nice museum with intriguing exhibits regarding the history of the island. The best thing about my visit was the docent who gave a one hour talk on the history of the island by taking us into the various exhibit rooms. Pat Murray did... More

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Lake City, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

As far as local history museums go this ranks up there as one of the best. The people that work there are very nice and very helpful. We opted to do the self guided tour so we wandered around at our leisure. We enjoyed the scavenger hunt buy solving the little riddles. The rooms were packed full of all the... More

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Lake City, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

There's one night that's free (Friday, after 4:00?); otherwise around $7 each. Charming, great history of the area. Great for kids - they have a "treasure hunt" within the museum. It'd also be great to book a private group tour with kids. Easy to do in a couple. It's in the former old jail there. Well done for a small... More

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