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Get a real flavor for this diverse area. Did not know that rayon among other things is made from... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Definitely a great little museum for young and old.

The scavenger hunt for kids is a nice touch, even though it is too easy. We spent about an hour... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
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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 23 March 2018

Get a real flavor for this diverse area. Did not know that rayon among other things is made from trees. As well as the slave history of the area. The jail certainly is unique exhibit. It is $8 but worth the price for me.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The scavenger hunt for kids is a nice touch, even though it is too easy. We spent about an hour here and enjoyed our time. Very friendly lady at the front, but the flag docent never showed up.

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 8 March 2018

The old jail is being well used to house the museum, and teaching lectures. The volunteer guide we had on Wednesday morning was exceptional good and very interested in telling us about the history of the 8 flags of Amelia Island!

2  Thank dixiedog2015
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Enjoyable for whole family to learn about the pirates that landed on the island and also the history of the Eight Flags that all flew over Fernandina.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The history of Amelia Island is quite fascinating given that the island has existed under eight different flags over the centuries. This museum really does a very nice job of articulating that history along with excellent displays. A definite must-see during your visit to Amelia...More

1  Thank GlobalExplorer
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

This was one of those stops when your passing through America’s small towns you totally enjoy. Arriving at the Museum we learned the guiding just started and did we want to attend because it could only accommodate 2 more people. There were 4 people waiting...More

2  Thank 186NeptunusRex
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

So much history on this island! My husband and I did a guided tour at the local museum. The woman leading it was very sweet and knowledgeable.

1  Thank jessieswartout
Reviewed 26 February 2018

It was really cool to visit a small town museum and learn the rich history of the area. The staff was friendly and eager to answer any questions we had. I think it is a hidden spot that more people should visit when coming to...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Our tour guide was very nice and a walking story book of information. Unfortunately we didn't expect the tour to take two hours. We thought it would be about a 30-60 minute tour then some free time to browse on our own. There is a...More

2  Thank Curly
Reviewed 21 February 2018 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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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.
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. :)