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The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Hidden Treasure

We expected to spend 15 minutes looking at model boats. Instead my wife and I spent 2 fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Don K
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Maine
Small, but Super Interesting

Visiting the Maritime Museum of Amelia Island was worth the $5.00 entrance fee. It's a small place... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Deanea V
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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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{Real life treasure finders} our museum displays and preserves the maritime history of Amelia Island with stories, artifacts and photographs. From modern day technology back to the 1600's and the days of pirates and treasure! Learn how it was found...more
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115 S 2nd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4203
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We expected to spend 15 minutes looking at model boats. Instead my wife and I spent 2 fascinating hours learning about searching for sunken treasure from the displays, 2 excellent videos, and the remarkable curator Billy “Sixgun” Taylor. Mr. Taylor is extraordinarily knowledgeable not only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Visiting the Maritime Museum of Amelia Island was worth the $5.00 entrance fee. It's a small place packed with history and artifacts some dating back hundreds of years. Two different videos show the retrieval process from ship wrecks, both very well done and informative. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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piratehunting, Manager at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thank you!

Reviewed February 26, 2019

My wife and I stopped in and were delighted! looks like nothing on outside but the instant you step in the door you know you have found something. The men operating the little museum could be displays themselves. They are honest to god treasure hunters...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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piratehunting, Manager at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thank you

Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I went to the Maritime Museum of Amelia island Yesterday. . Wow, what a hidden gem. If you are in to true pirates stories, sunken treasure and maritime artifacts this place is a must see. The individuals running the museum had personally...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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piratehunting, Manager at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thank you!

Reviewed December 7, 2018

Run by the Amelia Island History Museum. This features a lot of maritime history in and around Amelia Island - the home of modern shrimping methods.

Date of experience: August 2018
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piratehunting, Manager at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

thank you.

Reviewed September 11, 2018

It was pretty interesting to see how they treasure hunt in the ocean. I never realized there were so many shipwrecks off the coast of Florida!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

If you're a fan of treasure hunting and ship wrecks, this is the place to go. Admission is a bargain, and staff is actually involved in acquiring the finds on display. It doesn't look like much on the outside, but it is really worth the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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piratehunting, Owner at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

thank you for the great review, we add and change things all the time. please come see us again.

Reviewed July 13, 2018

Owned/operated by veterans who have salvaged sunken treasure from nearby shipwrecks. Spans earliest pirate days of the island & on through the World Wars. Very congenial & helpful greeter at the door. Interesting to us history buffs, but not a very big collection. Able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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piratehunting, Owner at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for the kind words, we are glad you enjoyed it. please come see us again.

Reviewed July 3, 2018

My husband and I visited this museum before leaving town and we were pleasantly surprised. Not a very big place but lots to see and take photos of. Billy, one of the owners & divers, was very informative and fun. All the displays were creative...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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piratehunting, Owner at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you! i had a blast with you folks! please come back for more fun! We have a lot of new pirate clothes.

Reviewed June 19, 2018

My visit to one of the island's seafaring attractions was most rewarding. Although I was familiar with the genesis of the museum, going back to the early 2000's with Ed and Doug Pope spearheading the presentation of centuries old artifacts found in the Florida waters...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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piratehunting, Owner at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

thank you! Ed is retired now, we see him now and then. Doug is still busy like always. Larry is a great guy. Thanks for the great review.

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The hours are also on TripAdvisor where you asked this question. we don't understand why you cannot see them on our official website but we are checking into it.
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we are now open. new beautiful museum.
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