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Amelia Island Museum of History

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Address: 233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
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+1 904-261-7378
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.

This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.

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A great spot full of history of the area!

This is a great place to visit for a taste of the island's rich history! The building is fantastic and the artifacts and historical presentations are so educational! Great tour!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Good Hope, Georgia
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Good Hope, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit for a taste of the island's rich history! The building is fantastic and the artifacts and historical presentations are so educational! Great tour!

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a small building, used to be a jail. Not a lot of walking. Tours are available but we were too late in the day, so we opted for the self guided tour. Interesting history of the area. Takes about an hour to take it all in.

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Thank John T
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been coming to the island for years but had never visited the museum prior to today. This island has a long history of numerous nations trying to conquer it, thus the designation of "Eight Flags". We have wanted to learn more about this part of history. Our tour guide was filling in for the regular... More 

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Thank Mike H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building used to be the jail and some jail cells have been preserved. There is a lot in a small space. Spent about an hour or more and glad we visited.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful, knowledgeable docent on our tour who truly loves the history of Amelia Island. We traveled through history in each room as the flags of different countries who claimed Amelia were explained. Well preserved artifacts and displays. Very friendly staff and enjoyable visit.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Amelia Island Museum of History is a must-see if you're visiting historic Fernandina Beach or Amelia Island in general. It gives you great information relating to the vast history of the island, which has served under eight flags since it's beginning. There is plenty of free parking in front of the building with only three or four steps to... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour with interesting guides and highly educational regarding the history of the region! Well worth a visit.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amelia Island has a rich history, and you can learn about it here. We took the guided tour, and at first, I wasn't sure we made the best choice, but the information and 'fun facts' that we were presented with were priceless. NOTE: These were items of interest that you would not receive if you went through the museum on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to get an orientation of the area. For a rather small museum the exhibits are well done and provide a lot of information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent docent lead tour! As an educator, I loved the history of all the flags and industry. There is a great area for kids, but otherwise mostly for adults. We will come again!

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