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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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Informative for those interested in History

We were directed to the museum by the visitor center employee and told the next tour with docent... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
flamy111
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Tampa, Florida
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Must hear the history of this island from Mr Keating a docent and island resident. It will enhance... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
carolantom
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Philadelphia
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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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+1 904-261-7378
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"old jail"
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"docent tour"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"native americans"
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"amelia island"
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"great docent"
in 5 reviews
"from room to room"
in 5 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"great overview"
in 5 reviews
"rainy day"
in 8 reviews
"historic district"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"civil war"
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"flags"
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"tours"
in 40 reviews
"information"
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"jailhouse"
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were directed to the museum by the visitor center employee and told the next tour with docent that was very familiar with the history of the island was beginning soon and would last an hour. The guided tour ended up lasting almost 2 hours...More

Thank flamy111
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Must hear the history of this island from Mr Keating a docent and island resident. It will enhance your stay to know all that came before your visit there.

Thank carolantom
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Put together by locals who care, this history museum is professional and well filled. The docent rounds out with great stories. On our own we did get confused with the order, but who cares?! We loved it all.

Thank Betty M. M
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Good museum with the basic area history and info. It's want you would expect and something you should do

Thank Don L
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

A small museum housed in the old jail - the history is well-presented via artifacts, information boards, photos and recreations. A mini "lecture" is also available (informative but a bit long).

1  Thank Katherine G
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

The day we attending it had been raining on the island for 3 days. We were looking for a indoor activity and found out about the 2pm tour of the History Museum. As we were checking in for the tour, the guide passed by and...More

2  Thank April52003
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This area has a very interesting history, culture coming in from extremely different groups of people. I always recommend going to local history museums to get a bigger perspective. This museum has the start of several good exhibits but needs professional refinement of the displays....More

1  Thank youngarmywife
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

There's a lot of history to such a small little area but for maximum impact and context, I would recommend doing both a self-guided tour as well as the complimentary docent-led tour as well. These are individuals that know the history of the area and...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a self guided tour, the museum has several rooms with displays and descriptions; we learned some knew things

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We spent about three hours wandering the museum and heard a delightful docent tell us about the eight flags that have hung over Amelia Island.

Thank DavesJoy
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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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