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Amelia Island Museum of History

233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
+1 904-261-7378
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Interesting

You will want to do on your own. But it definitely has its charms, and it’s worth going to. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda S
Excellent explanation of Florida History

Well done, well shown, and extremely user friendlh. The attention to making everything fun and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Suzy V
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“old jail” (33 reviews)
“docent tour” (23 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (11 reviews)
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233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
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+1 904-261-7378
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"native americans"
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"jail cell"
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"great docent"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"great overview"
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"self guided"
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"historic district"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will want to do on your own. But it definitely has its charms, and it’s worth going to. We enjoyed the past Shrimp history, and wartime history of the town.

Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well done, well shown, and extremely user friendlh. The attention to making everything fun and educational for young people provided an element often missing in history. Good people-good place.

Thank Suzy V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice museum covering 4000 years of history but it isn't much different from other history museums. What set it apart was it's housed in the old Nassau County Jail dating back to 1878. Throughout the museum you can still see the...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We began our visit here, and arrived just in time for the Docent tour, a great living history that moved through the building. Then we went back through the building to spend more time with the exhibits housed in the former jail that has been...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Docent tour was excellent.. she should stay afterwards for questions though. The museum used to be the sheriff's department

Thank waubeeseeelm
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

I have been in Amelia Island since 2004 and it took out of state visitors to get me to the museum. All of us learned a great deal about the island and its history. The best part was the tour conducted by docent, Paula. Obviously...More

1  Thank CoolLMR
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

It's a small local museum but they are really trying and the exhibits are interesting. Both of us enjoyed the hour we were there.

Thank robstainedglass
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

On the second floor our Workshop Leader had use of a large room to teach the watercolor workshop. The Museum is a valuable asset to the community.

Thank oldbioprof
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

I was fascinated by the rich history of Amelia Island going back to the early 1800s and the use of the Island -- Particularly the plantations.

Thank Jerry H
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

The historians/employees are very well informed. Don't just take the self guided tour. Pay $2 more and hear what the experts have to say. And, one more thing, don't go if there's a bus tour inside! The place isn't big enough to handle it.

1  Thank claudiaferber
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AleliMiami1
July 5, 2015|
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Response from mud_luver |
The Amelia Island Museum of History has a few of the artifacts in the Spanish Mission exhibit and History Miami has a few others, the bulk of the artifacts are housed at UF.
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talkingbird
March 23, 2015|
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Response from Stacey T | Reviewed this property |
The Amelia Island Museum of History is actually part of the original old jailhouse. (Very unique.) Amelia Island does offer boat tours, but one has nothing to do with the other. :)
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