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Amelia Island Museum of History

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Address: 233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
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+1 904-261-7378
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.

This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.

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If you like history this is great

It is an old jail that has been converted to a museum. At certain times, they have a lady that will go through with you and tell you all about the history of Amelia Island. She... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
seva392015
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Trinity, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did learn a little about the Island and it's past, but it was stifling warm and uncomfortable. The set up was strange, it was built to be confusing because it is an old jail, however I felt we might have missed rooms because there was no real sense of direction to follow. Nice and informative, but nothing special, sadly.

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Williston, Vermont, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The information presented was interesting but there was not much there. I thought the issue of slavery and segregation was handled well.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is an old jail that has been converted to a museum. At certain times, they have a lady that will go through with you and tell you all about the history of Amelia Island. She makes it interesting to listen to. You are allowed to take pictures. My grandson enjoyed it. He is 15. It takes about 2 hours... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed visiting this little museum. The staff was very knowledgable on the history of the area and were very helpful. I suggest you take the tour to really learn all the history in the area.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a little gem is this preservation So much to learn and see it Marvelous for groups and persons of all ages Our docent was great!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our volunteer guide related the history of the island by describing how it came to be ruled under eight different flags. This was an in-depth, hour-long tour that interwove the social, economic, and cultural aspects of island life. Very well done!

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Thank PatriciaKCMO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a remarkable resource on Amelia Island and is locatedin the former Jail in Fernandina Beach. Included is a room where one of the jail cells is reconstructed, but another room covers the shrimping industry, and another demonstrates the history of the original native inhabitants, some of the early plantations and the time that Amelia Island was under 4... More 

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Good Hope, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit for a taste of the island's rich history! The building is fantastic and the artifacts and historical presentations are so educational! Great tour!

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small building, used to be a jail. Not a lot of walking. Tours are available but we were too late in the day, so we opted for the self guided tour. Interesting history of the area. Takes about an hour to take it all in.

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Thank John T
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I have been coming to the island for years but had never visited the museum prior to today. This island has a long history of numerous nations trying to conquer it, thus the designation of "Eight Flags". We have wanted to learn more about this part of history. Our tour guide was filling in for the regular... More 

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