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“Take the special tour!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amelia Island Museum of History

Amelia Island Museum of History
233 South Third Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-261-7378
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Owner description: This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
Winter Haven, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Take the special tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We visited the museum last year and had a great time. We took the special guided tour and recieved a great presentation of the history of the region and Fernandina Beach. My wife and I both enjoy the historical background of Fernandina beach.

Visited September 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice for a little town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Nice place to learn about the town. Very interesting facts and place to visit. Great place for Adults and Kids to learn about the history of the city and people.

Visited September 2012
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Steubenville, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Wonderful history lesson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I took the 8 flags tour at the museum in mid-August. I wasn't sure what this tour was about, but I had the time and it was very hot outside so I decided to check it out.

The docent conducting the tour really knew her history and did an excellent job of explaining how the area was under the rule of 8 flags during different periods of time. I believe she indicated she was a former teacher. We moved to several different rooms during the hour plus tour.

I'm not sure this tour would be suitable for young children or adults, for that matter, if they tend to get restless or if you are on a schedule. The tour was long and at times I felt that I was in a classroom.

However, if you enjoy history and have extra time, this was very informative and a great history lesson.

I believe you can visit the museum without doing the tour if you want.

Visited August 2012
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Yulee, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A walk in history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

It takes you thru a trip dating back to when the indians lived there, and then the different flags that were raised and the pirates as well as the great shrimping industry.

Visited July 2012
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Paradise City, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The staff was awesome and they knew what they were talking about, they hadnt been opened for long but they had great stuff to see about the history of this great little town!

Visited April 2012
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