Amelia Island Museum of History

Amelia Island Museum of History

233 South 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 - United States




The Amelia Island Museum of History, a not-for-profit organization, fosters community and visitor appreciation of Nassau County’s unique history within the broader context of Florida, national, and world history.


Docent led tours at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

See our all new permanent exhibits!

The Water’s Edge: Learn about the island and the water that connects
us to our environment and history.

Jail Cell: Peer into a recreated holding cell from our building’s days as
Nassau County’s only jail.

First People: Discover the island’s natives and their lifestyle.

The Canoe: Experience a traditional dugout canoe.

Arrival of Europeans: Learn about the arrival and effect of Europeans
in Florida.

Civil War and Reconstruction: Rewind time to Civil War days.

On Board the Margery: Step aboard a ship and enjoy a fun, interactive
experience for families and kids of all ages.

Maritime Way of Life: See how inhabitants have lived on and near
the water, and how they relied on Fernandina’s port.

Turn-of-the-Century Amelia: Follow the transition from the Victorian Era
into the era of the Island’s “Golden Age.”

Amelia Next: Take a look at where we’re headed.

Temporary Exhibit Gallery: Experience our latest temporary exhibit.

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