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“Soon to be famous”

Maritime Museum of Amelia Island
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Dripping with history, our museum displays and preserves the maritime history of Amelia Island. Walk a timeline that takes you from current days all the way back to the 1600's and the days of pirates! Artifacts and sunken treasure from the area are on display. Fun for the whole Family! ADA Accessible!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went down to St Augustine for a day trip and stopped by SOS Nautical Antiques.. And after we told the store managers where we were staying they started telling us about these folks and their treasure hunting.. So we made a stop by their museum.These guys are the real deal.. The wife and I had a personal tour and history lessons.. And you have got to se their unique treasure hunting ship..It was docked out in the marina because of a storm coming thru.. I just wish I could have gotten a tour of it too..

2  Thank Bryan W
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MaritimeMuseum A, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2015

Thank you So Much. Please Come back and see us. Please come back and see us.. Thanks Billy Taylor , Manager

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

True local experience. Local treasure hunters, searching local waters, adding charm to our local area. Great group of guys here, they will talk with you, share their experiences, even give you some great insider advice on other places to see in town.

2  Thank MrPilot01
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MaritimeMuseum A, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2015

Thank you So Much. Please Come back and see us. Please come back and see us.. Thanks Billy Taylor , Manager

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Reviewed June 15, 2014

I was blown away by my visit to this museum. It may look unassuming from the outside, but on the inside is a treasure trove of artifacts and a staff of curators who are very friendly and informative , This is a must see in this area.

2  Thank Ryan A
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MaritimeMuseum A, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2015

Thank you So Much. Please Come back and see us. Please come back and see us.. Thanks Billy Taylor , Manager

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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Pretty modest looking on the outside, this small museum is definitely worth the visit. Four or five rooms inside are filled with artifacts from wrecks along the east coast of Florida, with several pieces from Amelia Island. The "tour guides" are the actual salvage and wreck divers who found this material, and most of the artifacts are from their own personal collections. So the person leading your tour, has a very close connection to the history and recovery of these pieces.

My mother and I spent about 90 minutes touring the museum. I have seen a lot of similar stuff like this before, but what impressed me most about this place is the incredible knowledge and passion of our guide. He knew the history of the Spanish ships that carried much of this treasure. He knew how the wrecks had been found. He had actually dived on and helped in the salvage operation of several of the wrecks. And he was more than happy to share his knowledge and stories.

The Museum also has small displays of more modern naval history and a bit on the history of shrimping in Fernandina Beach.

Manage your expectations. This is not the American Museum of Natural History. It is a more direct connection to the wrecks of Florida and the divers who did the salvage. Go.

4  Thank SunDogandCompany
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MaritimeMuseum A, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2015

Thank you So Much. Please Come back and see us. Please come back and see us.. Thanks Billy Taylor , Manager

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Reviewed August 23, 2017
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Sixgunn T, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

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