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Amelia Island Museum of History

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Address: 233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
Phone Number: 904-261-7378
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Well done history

We enjoyed the history museum a great deal and the docent was very informative. The displays were well maintained and easy to follow. Great option for a rainy afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mame200
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Miami, Florida
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Augusta, Georgia
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53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We joined a guided tour and moved from room to room. The information was presented by a local resident. Needs to be more organized in the presentation ... it was very interesting though. This one little island has had 8 flags from the US flag to pirate flags.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the history museum a great deal and the docent was very informative. The displays were well maintained and easy to follow. Great option for a rainy afternoon.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a visit our first day in town. Learned a bit and ended up going to Kingsley Plantation to visit. The staff was friensly.

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Thank Paca S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found our way to this museum on our trip. It is set in an old jailhouse which is pretty cool. The exhibits are interesting and provide a nice view of historic life of the area. There was a lot of information to take in. Overall greatly enjoyed and I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn about the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 hours on a tour of this jail-turned museum, and learned a lot. Very interesting history of the island. A must see to get to know the island better, and appreciate it more.

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Thank timperezatp
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These were two separate and excellent tours offered by the museum. Both were enjoyable, engaging and informative. Barbara was a charming and knowledgeable museum docent. Susan led us through the Historic district haunts with a fetching fusion of fact and folklore.

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Thank slopoke2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here late so only had an hour to look around but interesting. Good examples of the local area.

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Thank marcho
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see on Amelia Island. An extremely SWEET museum with a lot of history to the Island. Very inexpensive to visit and the staff is very informative. We loved seeing this museum.

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Thank pixiesu
Trinity, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned some interesting facts while walking through the museum. Not a ton of artifacts and the jail portion is very small. Marly you just walk around and read posts on the wall. Not very interactive.

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Charlotte, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see museum if you visit the area to understand the heritage of the area. It explains the different flags that flew over the island and what the island was like at the time. It's a small museum but packed with information. Well worth it especially the first time you visit the area.

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