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Shrimping Museum

17 S Front St, Fernandina Beach Marina Welcome Center, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
+1 904-277-7234
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Self guided tour.

Go in and slowly walk around the room. Read! When you have read all the literature on the walls... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JMark133
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
via mobile
Small Museum with Potential

Free admission. Volunteer greeter was super cordial, but not too knowledgeable. Had some wall... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
simmonsfamily954
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Washington, Missouri
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We are located on beautiful Amelia Island in the City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, known as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry Here you can learn about net making, ship building, and so much more! Learn about the families that brought modern shrimping to Florida and their descendants who keep alive the traditions.
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  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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17 S Front St, Fernandina Beach Marina Welcome Center, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4262
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+1 904-277-7234
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go in and slowly walk around the room. Read! When you have read all the literature on the walls then ask to see the video presentation. Do please leave a donation as you leave at the door. This attraction is based on self service. The...More

Thank JMark133
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Free admission. Volunteer greeter was super cordial, but not too knowledgeable. Had some wall photos and shrimp boat equipment spaced out. Loop video gave some history of the people involved but was on a 10 inch screen box TV from the 80's. Could be a...More

Thank simmonsfamily954
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Just a few exhibits - not much to see. Sparse information - not really a museum. If you can't find parking then skip it.

Thank paultnt
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Informative. Host was knowledgeable of area and history. Museum not real extensive but worth the time to look

Thank Herbert Scott S
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The "Welcome Center and Shrimp Museum" is located right on the waterfront, on Front Street, between Ash Street and Centre Street, in Fernandina Beach downtown historical district. The sign above the door of the museum is white and on the waterside also, so it may...More

Thank gdt655
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a very small facility with a limited display. It does have an interesting video on the shrimping industry in the area.

Thank Kamainatraveler
Reviewed 11 December 2016

An interesting museum for us. There was a good range of exhibits and the staff were helpful with commentary when we asked a few questions. Worthwhile stop.

1  Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Right on the water is a small brick building with no indication that it is the Shrimping Museum. It is very small and has a few exhibits. The most interesting thing that we found in the museum was the short documentary, about 15 minutes, about...More

1  Thank Pascale S
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We found this small but mighty museum and really enjoyed it. The presentation was really informative and entertaining. There was just a few artifacts but they were well placed and informative. It is worth the effort to find.

1  Thank Claudette C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This museum is in a small brown building on the south side of marina at the foot of Center Street. It can be found at the end of the boardwalk. It is a one room museum, but despite it's tiny size it is quite interesting...More

Thank flagal34
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1SuperE1
6 March 2016|
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Response from William T |
don't count on it. more of an information greeting center.
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