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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
Phone Number: +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 gem of a local museum

The museum provides a well rounded view of the Amelia Island history including pre-contact native Americans right through the Civil Rights era. Especially good coverage of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to see as much local history as we could while we were on Amelia Island which made this museum a must see. It's located in the former jail. Ask about ghosts. It's one of the best stories they tell there. First of all, the museum is marked on the free tourist maps handed out everywhere, but it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum provides a well rounded view of the Amelia Island history including pre-contact native Americans right through the Civil Rights era. Especially good coverage of the local industry with focus on the maritime past.

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Thank ruth C
Royston, Georgia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to learn the history of the island- allow at least an hour to visit and can walk to it from downtown.

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Thank Donna B
Orlando, fl
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

People 3 blocks away did not know where it is. Now we know why. Gift shop offered next to nothing. Guy offered 45 minute tour if we waited around about 45 minutes....sorry we had things to do and minimal time to stand around....we found a room with historical photos, but front desk guy rudely booted us out saying "we have... More 

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Thank chrishI4984CI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Good overview of the history of Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island that included a guide. This is twice a day, check for times. Very few artifacts.

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Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

History of the area on how and why this area was built. From pirates to 8 different countries. Yes 8 different flags for this area.

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We really enjoyed the museum with all of its original period pieces of antiques and interactive history settings. Reading the wall plaques gave a lot of good information. Interesting information about the jailers, matrons and prisoners. The entry fee of $8 per person was fair and not out of line.

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Thank Ron T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our guide was wonderful. Explained the history of Amelia Island very well. Well worth the admission fee.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well organised and presented museum showing long history of the area. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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St. Augustine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were very fortunate to enjoy an hour long presentation by a well prepared volunteer. The history of the island is fascinating. Since the time of the native Americans to present, there have been 8 different flags over the town.

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