Amelia Island Museum of History Tours

The Amelia Island Museum of history is the first spoken history museum in the state. We continue our story-telling tradition with a variety of tours that cater to many interests and age levels. Docent-Led Museum Tours are scheduled regularly. Docent-Led Walking tours may be arranged for groups of four or more by contacting our Tour Coordinator, Thea Seagraves at (904) 261-7378 (x105).

 

train depot-romaesqueCell Phone Walking Tours

Your cell phone will be your key to unlocking the stories of Fernandina Beach’s past. Starting at the old train depot, you will walk to ten distinctive destinations that make Fernandina Beach memorable. In this tour you will be exposed to the beautiful Victorian architecture of buildings like the Tabby House, Bailey House, and the Florida House Inn, and hear the history of Florida’s oldest continually operating bar – the Palace Saloon. You will also learn about the First Presbyterian Church, which was attended by the nation’s first Jewish Senator, David Yulee. Cell Phone Tours are $5 and may be purchased at the Museum.

 

Tours for the Fourth Grade

The Museum provides a lecture and walking tour for all Nassau County fourth grade classes. School curriculum guides available! Call Thea Seagraves,Tour Coordinator, for more information: (904)261-7378, ext. 105.

 

Student Tours

Student Tours and Presentations

We Offer a variety of Student Tours and Presentations, including the popular Seas of Change: The story of Nassau County, Adventures in Architecture, “Timuc-a-who?”, and the Victorian Tea Program! This tour lasts two hours and includes a lecture and a walking tour of Fernandina’s historic district. Students discover local architectural treasures as revealed thorugh discussion and their walking tour adventure…

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Centre Street Tours

Hear fascinating anecdotes of the families and industries that shaped Fernandina on this walk down our national historic district’s main thoroughfare. The tour is available by reservation for four or more with 24 hours notice. Call Thea Seagraves,Tour Coordinator, for more information: (904)261-7378, ext. 105.

 

 

 

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Ghost Tours

Guests on this tour will learn Amelia Island ghost stories as they tiptoe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as the past comes alive through the skillful storytelling of your guide. This tour begins at 6 PM every Friday and lasts approximately one hour. Meet your guide in the cemetary behind St. Peters Episcopal church located at 801 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum for $10.00/adults and $5.00/students.

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Golden Era Tour

The Amelia Island Museum of History is now offering a guided tour titled “The Golden Era of Amelia Island” until May 31. This tour of Fernandina Beach’s north end introduces the players in Amelia Island’s unique history while giving a broad understanding of how our city was affected by national and world events from 1782-1850. The tour is available by reservation for four or more with 24 hours notice. Call Thea Seagraves,Tour Coordinator, for more information: (904)261-7378, ext. 105.

 

 

Museum Tours

An amazing tale of intrigue and adventure awaits you in our Eight Flags Gallery. This one hour tour given at 11 AM and 2 PM every Monday through Saturday at the Museum, and at 2 PM every Sunday afternoon, highlights the events and people that shaped Fernandina’s spectacular history.

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Pub Tours

One ticket, four pubs, a wealth of historical information about downtown Fernandina & a good time for all! AIMH’s newest Tour is underway and everyone is getting excited! Call Thea Seagraves,Tour Coordinator, for more information: (904)261-7378, ext. 105.

 

 

 

 

Holiday Home Tours

The tour will feature spectacular homes professionally decorated for the holidays. Docents will be stationed at each home to point out the rich history, architectural features, furnishings, and decorations. Good cheer and tidings of the seasons abound as Victorian carolers will add to the festive experience as they serenade guests with holiday music.

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South Fernandina Walking Tour

South Fernandina Tour

Take a journey through time on this 1 1/2- 2 hour walking tour of the south historic district. Starting at the historic St. Peters Episcopal Church this tour showcases Fernandina’s beauty, charm, and unique character. Guests will gain a true feeling for the rich history of the island when they enter up to three historic places. The tour is available by reservation for four or more with 24 hours notice. Call Thea Seagraves,Tour Coordinator, for more information: (904)261-7378, ext. 105.

 

Speakers’ Bureau

The Amelia Island Museum of History is proud to announce our new Speaker’s Bureau. An extensive listing of lecturers is available through the Museum on a variety of topics that will appeal to any audience. Call Thea Seagraves,Tour Coordinator, for more information: (904)261-7378, ext. 105.

 

 

 

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Step-On Tours

An Amelia Island Museum of History Tour Guide is provided for your bus or van. From the comfort of your seat, discover the beauty and charm of Amelia island, from its pristine beaches, to the sumptuous resorts and victorian architecture that grace our community, to the industries that have shaped our economic development. Call Thea Seagraves,Tour Coordinator, for more information: (904)261-7378, ext. 105.

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