Step back in time and discover 4000 years of life on the water’s edge here on Amelia Island. From the Timucua Native American tribe to Spanish and French explorers, from the lawless spirit of pirates to the dignified air of Victorian-era residents, Amelia Island has been home to diverse cultures that have left an exciting heritage.
Open: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm / Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm
Docent-led tours Monday – Saturday at 11 am and 2 pm / Sunday at 2 pm.
(included with ticket purchase)
COME EXPLORE WITH US
Enjoy history with a “kick” on this guided tour of our town’s most notorious, historic pubs.
Tip-toe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as you enjoy skillful storytelling on this guided tour.
Walk the Silk-Stocking District, see the wealth of the 1880s and 90s, or learn the history of Centre Street’s buildings.
Check out our School Tours, Summer Camps and College Internships.
Holiday Home Tour
Friday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 4th , 2021 – 10:00am-4:00pm. Mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Home Tour. TICKETS GO ON SALE IN OCTOBER 2021.
Falling for Shrimp
October 1, 2021 - October 3, 2021 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plan on visiting our famous Shrimp Gumbo tent at this...
Holiday Home Tour
December 3, 2021 - December 4, 2021 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The 15th Annual Holiday Home Tour features five homes in...
Perspectives on the history of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach brought to you by the staff of the Amelia Island Museum of History
By Dr. Berta Isabel Arias
Above image: Pedro Menéndez. Courte... +Read More
WHO ARE WE?
Housed in the former Nassau County Jail, we are the first spoken history museum in the state of Florida. We continue our story-telling tradition with a variety of tours that cater to many interests and age levels. Walking Tours and Docent-led Museum Tours are scheduled regularly. Alternate tour times may be arranged for groups of four or more by contacting our Director of Education.