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Amelia Island Museum of History

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A great way to learn the history of the island.lef

Though this museum is relatively small it is well designed. The history of the island is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
601bernieg
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Interesting!

This quaint museum is small but contains a lot of history about the Amelia Island region. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan949A
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
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233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Though this museum is relatively small it is well designed. The history of the island is effectively displayed to keep the visitor interested throughout their visit. In less than 2 hours you will come away with a good grasp of the important events and people.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This quaint museum is small but contains a lot of history about the Amelia Island region. Our docent guide, Jim, did a great job of narrating our tour. If you are lucky enough to have such a guided tour, also remember to walk back through...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history this is the best! I learned so much about this area.. you must take the tour of the museum with the docent... most interesting!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small city museums are often ramshackle, disorganized places. Not this one. It was very professionally done, well maintained, friendly and interesting. Our tour guide was full of enthusiasm and knowledge. Nice gift shop as well. Very much worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Badgerjim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop here first. What you learn will go with you everywhere you visit on Amelia Island and add to the narrative you will hear (on the trolley ride for example). The exhibits are well planned and are upgraded. Starting with a small display that refers...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice but small museum about the history of the island. The exhibits are self-explanatory but they do offer a docent tour at no extra cost. The $8 price isn't bad for what you get.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FLIrishLass
Reviewed February 13, 2019

We have been to this museum years ago, and it was good then, and even better now. There are great photos of the history of the area and the explanations are well done. Leave the tourist shops for a while and learn about the island...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JBinengland
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Great museum of local history and culture with awesome tour led by Jim. Very minimal cost and very much worth this expense.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Danny R
Reviewed February 6, 2019

Located in Fernandina Beach Old Town with its own parking lot, free by the way. Walked in and was greeted by a lady who came across like she was fairly new and a bit fumbly. Gave her a $20 for two adults, $8 each (which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 5, 2019

spent 2 hours there reading and looking at hundreds of photos and literature,I would recommend this place to all

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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