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Amelia Island Museum of History

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Very good speakers .

A very nice museum, with good special speakers . All are knowledgeable, and nicely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fernandina Beach, Florida
lovely museum

i visited Amelia Island Museum on a cold, rainy day when being on the beach was not a good idea... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Monroe Center, Illinois
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
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233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
+1 904-261-7378
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A very nice museum, with good special speakers . All are knowledgeable, and nicely diversified . We enjoyed all occasions we attended .

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dory310
Reviewed 5 days ago

i visited Amelia Island Museum on a cold, rainy day when being on the beach was not a good idea. it was very nicely organized and informative. i would certaainly recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cokarma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the former jail, this museum traces the origins of the island's inhabitants back to the native Indians. Eight different flags have flown over the island. They have speakers on a regular basis. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bsmyk
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a great little museum that encapsulates a lot of history and is good for everyone including kids.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nycgal10024
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I can't say enough good about this museum. Originally a jail, the exhibits highlight events of Amelia Island under the rule of eight flags. Oral history is their specialty. Their 3rd on 3rd monthly lectures are always interesting and most are free to members. This...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JaneM3542
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The kids and I were sunburned so we had to find some indoor activities. Took my 6 & 8 year old to this museum and they really enjoyed it. It’s a small museum but they’ve done really well with the displays and content. They have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rayandtamara
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Worth the price of admission. Interesting history of the island and surrounding area. The fishing piece of the history is fascinating and of course the pirate history that goes along with that.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jody L K
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The old jail house has been re-purposed by volunteers to provide a walk around view and reading or guided visit to the past of Amelia Island. Definitely worth the effort.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank flynnpj
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

On a hot Monday afternoon we strolled into this museum and learned that they will have a lecture by a volunteer Steven dedicated to 8 flags. Steven was amazing. Knowledgeable, interesting and most of all passionate about history of this island. It was a great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Very knowledgeable docent. Tour was very inexpensive $6 each. Lots of artifacts and exhibits. Convenient to historic area of town.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jamestG8411HJ
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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. :)