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Amelia Island Museum of History

233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
+1 904-261-7378
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News to Me!

I have been in Amelia Island since 2004 and it took out of state visitors to get me to the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CoolLMR
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Interesting little museum

It's a small local museum but they are really trying and the exhibits are interesting. Both of us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
robstainedglass
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Danbury, CT
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“old jail” (33 reviews)
“docent tour” (21 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (11 reviews)
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233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
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+1 904-261-7378
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"amelia island"
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"great docent"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"great overview"
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"rainy day"
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"historic district"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been in Amelia Island since 2004 and it took out of state visitors to get me to the museum. All of us learned a great deal about the island and its history. The best part was the tour conducted by docent, Paula. Obviously...More

Thank CoolLMR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a small local museum but they are really trying and the exhibits are interesting. Both of us enjoyed the hour we were there.

Thank robstainedglass
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the second floor our Workshop Leader had use of a large room to teach the watercolor workshop. The Museum is a valuable asset to the community.

Thank oldbioprof
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fascinated by the rich history of Amelia Island going back to the early 1800s and the use of the Island -- Particularly the plantations.

Thank Jerry H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historians/employees are very well informed. Don't just take the self guided tour. Pay $2 more and hear what the experts have to say. And, one more thing, don't go if there's a bus tour inside! The place isn't big enough to handle it.

1  Thank claudiaferber
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get a real flavor for this diverse area. Did not know that rayon among other things is made from trees. As well as the slave history of the area. The jail certainly is unique exhibit. It is $8 but worth the price for me.

1  Thank kingofhma
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The scavenger hunt for kids is a nice touch, even though it is too easy. We spent about an hour here and enjoyed our time. Very friendly lady at the front, but the flag docent never showed up.

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The old jail is being well used to house the museum, and teaching lectures. The volunteer guide we had on Wednesday morning was exceptional good and very interested in telling us about the history of the 8 flags of Amelia Island!

2  Thank dixiedog2015
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Enjoyable for whole family to learn about the pirates that landed on the island and also the history of the Eight Flags that all flew over Fernandina.

Thank pjl99
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The history of Amelia Island is quite fascinating given that the island has existed under eight different flags over the centuries. This museum really does a very nice job of articulating that history along with excellent displays. A definite must-see during your visit to Amelia...More

1  Thank GlobalExplorer
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AleliMiami1
5 July 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
23 March 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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