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Amelia Island Museum of History

233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
+1 904-261-7378
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Located in a former county jail, this museum offers a complete history of Amelia Island, including... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dhanan
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Massachusetts
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A great introduction to Amelia Island!

We took the tour and Frank Hopf, our docent and tour guide, entertained us with the fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dianne_marie
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san diego, ca
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old jail” (32 reviews)
“docent tour” (21 reviews)
“scavenger hunt” (11 reviews)
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233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located in a former county jail, this museum offers a complete history of Amelia Island, including display of a jail cell, as it existed in the past. It starts of with images of the native Americans who lived there almost 4000 years ago and brings...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tour and Frank Hopf, our docent and tour guide, entertained us with the fascinating history of Amelia Island and the eight flags that have flown over the island during the last 400 years. This is an excellent way to appreciate the history...More

1  Thank dianne_marie
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This museum made great use of its small space - each room focused on a different period or topic of Amelia Island history. It did not shy away from tricky periods in Amelia Island history, such as its involvement with the slave trade. I don't...More

1  Thank Alice C
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Must visit to understand Fernandina & Amelia history. The Docent tour, 11 am & 2 pm are the way to go. Very knowledgeable & worth the time.

2  Thank jim p
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We learned so much about the history of this island, populated over the centuries by so many groups of people. I think it's more appropriate for adults or older children than for the little ones. Sociology mixed with history, all meticulousloy researched. Loved it. .

1  Thank Jill R
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Admission to this small museum is $8 per person, and you could breeze through the museum in 30 minutes. The guided tour was recommended (at 11 and 2) so we timed our visit with the tour. It isn't exactly guided. We went into 3 rooms...More

2  Thank finegael
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

I usually love the small town museums and the history they reveal. But not this time. We stopped by and paid $8 each to look through 8 rooms of stuff. A few gems to be sure, but mostly posters on the wall and small bits...More

2  Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We visited the museum and were asked if we wanted to take the guided tour and said absolutely! We were very glad that we did. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting! Make sure you ask to take the guided tour otherwise...More

1  Thank ScottScribner
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Stopped in to get a map of the place. It has a brochure that shows all the historical houses. I must see when visiting.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A visit to the Amelia Island Museum will give you a lively, interactive, and exciting understanding of why this is called the "Isle of 8 Flags." From the indigenous Timucuans to the powerful Spanish, from Frenchman Ribault's tenure to the Kingsley Plantation, which was managed...More

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AleliMiami1
5 July 2015|
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Response from mud_luver |
The Amelia Island Museum of History has a few of the artifacts in the Spanish Mission exhibit and History Miami has a few others, the bulk of the artifacts are housed at UF.
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talkingbird
23 March 2015|
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Response from Stacey T | Reviewed this property |
The Amelia Island Museum of History is actually part of the original old jailhouse. (Very unique.) Amelia Island does offer boat tours, but one has nothing to do with the other. :)
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