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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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What an amazing stroll through Amelis's history!

The docents are extremely engaged and they love talking about the history of our beautiful Island. It is a walk through time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Karen W
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Charlotte
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The docents are extremely engaged and they love talking about the history of our beautiful Island. It is a walk through time.

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Thank Karen W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Welcoming museum docent and a very interesting inclusive historical experience. My 3rd visit with a neighbor on her 1st visit to museum. The annual membership fee is too pricey but I will visit for future programs and with out of town guests.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum docent, Steve, gave us a great area history lesson in the context of US history, in no time at all, complete with interesting tidbits I'll always remember. Steve walked us through the Timucuan (native Americans) period to the arrival of the French Hugenots; control by the Spanish and British; the importance of its port; prevalence of pirates,etc. Something... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is small but packed with a lot of history. They have it set up so cool. If you are looking for an outing this definitely is a must.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach FL. Though small, it is worth the admission price to go listen to the guided tour and visit and museum. Very enlightening.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good docent who led us through the many flags this island has been under. The artifacts are interesting but the docent's stories are great. The stories are interesting and hearing the history gives one a good idea of how old the Eu8roppeamn settlements in this area are.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting! We loved it! Tabitha was a great tour guide. We would recommend this tour for a great combination of history and fun ghost stories. It was fun for both my 15 year old and 10 year old.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If history is or isn't your thing, you'll still enjoy learning a lot about the historical significance of this relatively small area of the country. Amazing in so many ways-- you have to experience it to appreciate how important this harbor area and town has been over the last 300+ years! It's a relatively small building but they've packed so... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid $26 for 2 adults and 3 kids and it was not worth it. There are some interesting facts and information but nothing to warrant any kind of price.

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ameliamuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amelia Island Museum of History, responded to this review

We are truly sorry that you were disappointed with your visit! Please know that your entrance fee goes directly towards the development of educational programs and the preservation of our area's unique history and is deeply appreciated! More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a hot summer day, sometimes you just really need to visit a place with air conditioning. And while you're at it, you might as well get a bit of history too. I already knew a bit about the history of Amelia Island - the general 8 flags bit - but wanted to know more so I decided to visit... More 

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