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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
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Description:

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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Saw the good ratings on TA and heartily agree that this is a small but must see museum in the area. We times our visit to take advantage of the narrated docent tour and were very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kitty Hawk, NC
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Kitty Hawk, NC
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the good ratings on TA and heartily agree that this is a small but must see museum in the area. We times our visit to take advantage of the narrated docent tour and were very pleased. In addition, we lucked out to be able to attend one of the periodic speaker presentations that was very popular with the locals... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were quite pleased with our visit. Very educational and informative. We missed the tour but were able to learn much on our own. There is a lot of great information presented in a visually pleasing way. We easily could have spent several hours here, but unfortunately we arrived about an hour before closing time. Good for children and adults... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We always find our visit to museum enlightening and informative. Regardless of the tour guide, we learn something new about our gem of an island. Definitely a strong stop for your visitors.

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1 Thank dennis e
Merritt Island, Florida
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77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We have visited before many years ago and decided to visit again. Not much has changed in 5 years. We also decided again to do the docent led tour. My 11 year old enjoyed it much more 5 years ago then he did this time at 16. I think depends on your docent, some are just going to be better... More 

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Gray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Quick stop in! We were able to take advantage of the guided tour. Very nice gentleman and we enjoyed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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1 Thank StephanieGee
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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Royston, Georgia
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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Orlando, fl
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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5 attraction reviews
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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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