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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2017
kythoro
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Lexington, South Carolina
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550 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

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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289 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

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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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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 25 January 2017 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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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The museum itself has great information and is set up nicely. The tour was exceptional! The tour guide's ability to stitch the Amelia Island history story together in a concise and comprehensive manner was phenomenal. There were close to 20 people taking the tour today and as I looked around the room, everybody was fixated on her every word. Rare... More 

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Kitty Hawk, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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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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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