Amelia Island Museum of History, Fernandina Beach

4.4
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Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm - 4 pm. We have docent led tours Monday through Saturday at 11 am and 2 pm. Thanksgiving eve, Christmas eve and New Years eve we close at 1:00, we are also closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years day and for Shrimp Fest.
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  • Incredible one-hour tour, guide very knowledgeable, lots of stories, history abounds here. Wow. don’t miss this place to learn more about Amelia Island’s rich history.  more »
  • A good way to learn about the history of the area. Be sure to time your visit for a guided tour. There is not much more to say.  more »
  • To be edifying your vacation trip or your residence on beautiful Amelia Island this is should be prominent on your list ! Whether you learn about the Aboriginal Timicuan people or the marauding pirate...  more »
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  • Enjoyed this museum thats in the old jail building. . Stopped in to learn of the islands history. Very colorful history that is very well chronologically documented. Content is well presented. Was very interesting to learn about the town we will be calling home this year. Definitely worth a visit.
  • I had the best time learning the history of Amelia Island. I don't kno the name of the lady that gave us the tour but she was amazing !!!! She was such a phenomenal story teller and history buff. She was fun to listen to. She gave us ideas of where to drive to to visit more of the history of the island which we did and enjoyed. Thank u
  • Very interesting exhibits. The museum covers several hundred years of Amelia Island history. Very informative.
  • This Museum packed an enormous amount of History into what seems like a small space. The docent, Dee, who took us through each room and each era, was entertaining, informative, and really brought history to life. When a small child joined us later in the tour, she engaged her and made her part of the tour and the child was obviously delighted to help out. Really, it's the docents who make this a wonderful experience and the $8 you pay for the tour is a small amount to ask for such a well-kept museum. It's also wonderful to explore on your own. Period pieces, wonderful photographs and illustrations and a great collection of items that make Amelia Island a historical treasure. I would absolutely recommend going here and can't wait to bring my daughter with me next time.
  • Very nice place. It's small, but you can still learn some interesting facts! We had a guide and she was the best. Very funny and friendly with the children. We went as a group for a HS field trip. I'm glad that we went!
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