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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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Tampa, Fl
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Reasonable admission, included scheduled docent tour with very knowledgeable and entertaining docent. Interesting history in Amelia Island.

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

the museum is small, but has many interesting artifacts and photos. If you are interested in this part of the country and its origins and history with all the different countries that have controlled it, this is a worthwhile experience.

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North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lots of local interesting facts. Good location and well laid out. Glad we went. My son dressed up as a pirate.

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Rochester, New York
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1,259 reviews 1,259 reviews
377 attraction reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This museum is small, but contains a lot of really nice exhibits of the area. It starts out in the pre-Spanish era and works its way through the modern times, including a fascinating description of the "American Beach" area, where the African-American community established its first beachfront resorts. You really don't need more than an hour inside this museum, although... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The tour guides at Amelia Island Museum of History are very knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the area and its history. Highly recommend.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

this gives a great overview of the history of Island which is a synopsis of American history. there are some neat things for kids. It takes about 20-30 minutes to walk through, twice that if you interact with the exhibits. they sometimes have free extended hours. Overall a very good investment of time.

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Live Oak, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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