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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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Tour guide was not Child friendly

The day we attending it had been raining on the island for 3 days. We were looking for a indoor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
Trying but needs work

This area has a very interesting history, culture coming in from extremely different groups of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old jail” (30 reviews)
“docent tour” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
+1 904-261-7378
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we attending it had been raining on the island for 3 days. We were looking for a indoor activity and found out about the 2pm tour of the History Museum. As we were checking in for the tour, the guide passed by and...More

1  Thank April52003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area has a very interesting history, culture coming in from extremely different groups of people. I always recommend going to local history museums to get a bigger perspective. This museum has the start of several good exhibits but needs professional refinement of the displays....More

1  Thank youngarmywife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot of history to such a small little area but for maximum impact and context, I would recommend doing both a self-guided tour as well as the complimentary docent-led tour as well. These are individuals that know the history of the area and...More

Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a self guided tour, the museum has several rooms with displays and descriptions; we learned some knew things

Thank FriscoKentucky
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We spent about three hours wandering the museum and heard a delightful docent tell us about the eight flags that have hung over Amelia Island.

Thank DavesJoy
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Twice a day, they offer a tour guide to enhance what you are seeing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it made the history of Amelia Island more interesting. There were 8 flags that were flown over Amelia Island. Take the tour and find out...More

Thank RitaFlorida
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Every aspect of the Island's history is told with pictures, videos and artifacts. This is well worth the stop

Thank whitecd2000
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This small museum is packed with interesting exhibits and artifacts about life in this area. There is information about the African-Americans who lived within the city and how the area was before, during and after the Civil War.

Thank ritagram
Reviewed 28 April 2017

If you go to the Museum of History you will really enjoy your visit to Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. It gives a great overview of the people and nearby places so you will understand the things you will be seeing. Highly recommended.

Thank frtravler
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A smallish town museum located in the old Amelia Island jail, but very well done. The effort put into making the exhibits was evident. The location is off the main street of the Historic District, but is worth tracking down and spending an hour or...More

1  Thank Carolyn S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Where are the artifacts found at the Dorion property?
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.
I have a friend who gets seasick. Doesn't this boat stay in a bay? We will be there in mid-April. Thanks! Kathy
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. :)