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Great little museum

The kids and I were sunburned so we had to find some indoor activities. Took my 6 & 8 year old to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rayandtamara
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Abingdon, Virginia
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History at its finest

Worth the price of admission. Interesting history of the island and surrounding area. The fishing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jody L K
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Woodbury, United States
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This museum showcases the region's rich history under eight national flags.
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233 S 3rd St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4210
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids and I were sunburned so we had to find some indoor activities. Took my 6 & 8 year old to this museum and they really enjoyed it. It’s a small museum but they’ve done really well with the displays and content. They have...More

1  Thank rayandtamara
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the price of admission. Interesting history of the island and surrounding area. The fishing piece of the history is fascinating and of course the pirate history that goes along with that.

1  Thank Jody L K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old jail house has been re-purposed by volunteers to provide a walk around view and reading or guided visit to the past of Amelia Island. Definitely worth the effort.

Thank flynnpj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a hot Monday afternoon we strolled into this museum and learned that they will have a lecture by a volunteer Steven dedicated to 8 flags. Steven was amazing. Knowledgeable, interesting and most of all passionate about history of this island. It was a great...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very knowledgeable docent. Tour was very inexpensive $6 each. Lots of artifacts and exhibits. Convenient to historic area of town.

Thank jamestG8411HJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It cost us $8 each and that included a "guided walking tour." That walking tour is actually a docent who tells you some of Amelia Island's history as you walk through the museum. It took the docent a little over an hour to go through...More

Thank J W
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The people are friendly and knowledgeable. Their programs are outstanding.and informative. The museum is interesting and small and a good place to start with Amelia Island history. Such a quaint and delightful little island.

Thank raven c
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We went for a guided tour which was informative and delightful. It was full of history and was so interesting. The only downside was they booked too many people and children for this tour as some of the rooms are very small and not only...More

1  Thank seasidegirl603
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This museum is very small with not many displays. Plus, someone was conducting a guided tour and we couldn't get into all the rooms. The group finally left one room that we waited on but we didn't wait for them to leave the last room...More

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable that a museum like this one offers so many unique features and history. Once an ol timey jail now a facility that presents an historic view of the town AND the dynamic culture of the times. A visit not to miss, even if you...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
24 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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