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“Doing a lot with a little at this naval museum”

Maritime Museum of Amelia Island
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Dripping with history, our museum displays and preserves the maritime history of Amelia Island. Walk a timeline that takes you from current days all the way back to the 1600's and the days of pirates! Artifacts and sunken treasure from the area are on display. Fun for the whole Family! ADA Accessible!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Rochester, New York
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2,990 reviews
907 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 966 helpful votes
“Doing a lot with a little at this naval museum”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

From the street, this small exhibit looks a little bit like the poor cousin to the main Amelia Island Museum in town. However, I recommend that you take the time to stop in and look around, as they do some incredible things with the resources at hand. About 8-10 rooms are filled with interesting artifacts of the various sea services, and the volunteers who staff the place are passionate about their work. In addition to the museum itself, they are also involved in working on various treasure wrecks, discovering their secrets and obtaining additional displays for the museum.

While this facility does not charge an admission fee, they do readily accept contributions, which go towards furthering their own building and exhibits. They are a great bunch of folks doing fantastic work, and I highly recommend anyone with an interest in the sea to stop by.

Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Larry W
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MaritimeMuseum A, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this review, 5 June 2015
Thank you So Much. Please Come back and see us. Please come back and see us.. Thanks Billy Taylor , Manager
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“History of ancient treasure”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We stopped in the Maritime Museum based on a review we read here on trip advisor. WOW!! We loved it, the guys at the museum were more than happy to give us a personal history lesson on the ship wrecks lost and found as well as the treasure they have been researching and excavating for years. The treasures found are amazing and there is more to come with their up and coming reality show to be aired next June/July. Our kids loved it so much they made us go back to get their picture taken with the guys. A must see if visiting the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach area.

Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Girlybrat
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MaritimeMuseum A, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this review, 5 June 2015
Thank you So Much. Please Come back and see us. Please come back and see us.. Thanks Billy Taylor , Manager
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Marietta, Georgia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Treasure Time”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We had never met individuals who have discovered treasure and items from the past. It was cool to see all the different discoveries and treasures. The guy there with the toy dog led us around each room. He was very nice and we could tell that he was passionate about his work. I'm happy we were able to visit before the T.V. show comes out. I wish them luck on their future!

Visited August 2014
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4 Thank Juanita N
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MaritimeMuseum A, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this review, 5 June 2015
Thank you So Much. Please Come back and see us. Please come back and see us.. Thanks Billy Taylor , Manager
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Leesburg, Florida
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Maritime Museum”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Very interesting information to learn about the island. The price includes the History Museum. You can go to the top of the Lighthouse.

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Elaine L
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MaritimeMuseum A, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this review, 5 June 2015
Thank you So Much. Please Come back and see us. Please come back and see us.. Thanks Billy Taylor , Manager
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lots of fun”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by on the way to the beach. Lots of fun. Staff was friendly and informative. No entry fee, donate if you want to.

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4 Thank James M
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MaritimeMuseum A, Manager at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, responded to this review, 5 June 2015
Thank you So Much. Please Come back and see us. Please come back and see us.. Thanks Billy Taylor , Manager
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