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Maritime Museum of Amelia Island

115 S 2nd St Ste B, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4203
+1 904-432-7086
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Tour of Amelia Island's Favorite Museum

My visit to one of the island's seafaring attractions was most rewarding. Although I was familiar... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
barry4x
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Amelia Island, Florida
Surprising collection of artifacts

This is a very interesting museum of various WW2 naval artifacts and pictures, plus a lot of older... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
azsboyle
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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{Real life treasure finders} our museum displays and preserves the maritime history of Amelia Island with stories, artifacts and photographs. From modern day technology back to the 1600's and the days of pirates and treasure! Learn how it was found, and the special skills and Tools used to recover it by the folks that found it. lots of recovered Artifacts and sunken treasure from the area, are on display. Fun for the whole Family! ADA Accessible!
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“real treasure” (6 reviews)
“private tour” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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115 S 2nd St Ste B, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4203
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+1 904-432-7086
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My visit to one of the island's seafaring attractions was most rewarding. Although I was familiar with the genesis of the museum, going back to the early 2000's with Ed and Doug Pope spearheading the presentation of centuries old artifacts found in the Florida waters...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting museum of various WW2 naval artifacts and pictures, plus a lot of older historical artifacts & displays. Billy and Larry were both knowledgeable about local history as well as national maritime history. I learned a lot from chatting with them...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum. A guide was with us for a little bit but then he went back out to the front because he was the only one there. While he was with us he told some amazing stories that made me want to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 22 year old son and I were really impressed by the artifacts and historical seafaring information about the region. We were especially impressed by our guide Larry. He had lots of information about so many items in the museum, and this was very helpful,...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We had a tour for our homeschool group and everyone really enjoyed it. Awesome facts and stories about their artifacts and really nice staff.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Great personal stories by the owners. Excellent movie about Mel Fisher and the Atocha find. Increased my knowledge about all things maritime. Just more to love about amelia

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Not much to see, more of a waste of time, maybe in the summer it's a cool place to get out of the sun.More

Thank robstainedglass
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Sixgunn T, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

I am sorry you were so dissatisfied! This place is full of treasure artifacts, I think every response before yours reflects that! "Not much to see" when it only took you about 10 minutes to walk through! I would probably agree, if you do not...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Wonderful little museum that is chocked full of interesting artifacts, treasures, and history, The staff has been very active in actually finding many of the items; they are knowledgeable, and enthusiastic to share what they know. A specialized research vessel is associated with the museum...More

Thank julia n
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Sixgunn T, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for the nice review we hope to get a perfect score eventually from you, so keep checking back with us. We are always adding and improving the museum on a weekly basis. It is a constant Evolution and constantly changing as we add...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our visit to Amelia Island would have been incomplete without the tour of this "pocket museum." Situated next to a new distillery, it's location has obvious advantages. The videos and relics on display center on the results of several diving expeditions by Mel Fisher and...More

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Sixgunn T, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for visiting our Museum, we are glad that we surpassed your expectations, which we try to do with all of our guest. People try to gauge us as they walk in the front door, and everyone is surprised, very enlighted and satisfied when...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Great place to visit for the entire family in downtown Fernandina Beach. An historical look at ships and those that crew them from the golden age of Pirates to present day ships. Billy was our tour guide and was one of the most interesting people...More

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Sixgunn T, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you so much. It was my pleasure. The silver bar is 74lbs. We are always adding new things. Please come see us again. Billy Taylor.

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janie45069
2 November 2017|
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Response from William T |
The hours are also on TripAdvisor where you asked this question. we don't understand why you cannot see them on our official website but we are checking into it.
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Korrin J
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we are now open. new beautiful museum.
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