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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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Tiny and full of history

This museum made great use of its small space - each room focused on a different period or topic of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alice C
Take the docent tour

Must visit to understand Fernandina & Amelia history. The Docent tour, 11 am & 2 pm are the way to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jim p
Savannah, Georgia
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old jail” (32 reviews)
“docent tour” (21 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (10 reviews)
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233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
+1 904-261-7378
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum made great use of its small space - each room focused on a different period or topic of Amelia Island history. It did not shy away from tricky periods in Amelia Island history, such as its involvement with the slave trade. I don't...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit to understand Fernandina & Amelia history. The Docent tour, 11 am & 2 pm are the way to go. Very knowledgeable & worth the time.

1  Thank jim p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned so much about the history of this island, populated over the centuries by so many groups of people. I think it's more appropriate for adults or older children than for the little ones. Sociology mixed with history, all meticulousloy researched. Loved it. .

1  Thank Jill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admission to this small museum is $8 per person, and you could breeze through the museum in 30 minutes. The guided tour was recommended (at 11 and 2) so we timed our visit with the tour. It isn't exactly guided. We went into 3 rooms...More

1  Thank finegael
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually love the small town museums and the history they reveal. But not this time. We stopped by and paid $8 each to look through 8 rooms of stuff. A few gems to be sure, but mostly posters on the wall and small bits...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We visited the museum and were asked if we wanted to take the guided tour and said absolutely! We were very glad that we did. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting! Make sure you ask to take the guided tour otherwise...More

1  Thank ScottScribner
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Stopped in to get a map of the place. It has a brochure that shows all the historical houses. I must see when visiting.

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A visit to the Amelia Island Museum will give you a lively, interactive, and exciting understanding of why this is called the "Isle of 8 Flags." From the indigenous Timucuans to the powerful Spanish, from Frenchman Ribault's tenure to the Kingsley Plantation, which was managed...More

Thank madaketpam
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The history of Amelia Island is very interesting, and the various "flags" or nations that ruled the area. We spent about three hours and learned a lot of history of the area. A lot of volunteers are involved to make this museum a success. Well...More

Thank Travel_bug0707
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The Amelia island Museum of history there’s a small but well put together history of the island from the context of the seven flags that have flown over Amelia Island. It is a near reeded tour done by A knowledgeable docent who provides lots of...More

Thank Bruce M
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Questions & Answers
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.
24 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. :)