Hours: Mon - Sat: 10 am - 4 pm / Sun: 1 pm - 4 pm

Phone : 904.261.7378


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)


Pub Crawl

Enjoy history with a “kick” on this guided tour of our town’s most notorious, historic pubs.

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Ghost Tour

Tip-toe through dark streets and walk in the footsteps of a bygone era as you enjoy skillful storytelling on this guided tour.

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Walking Tours

Walk the Silk-Stocking District, see the wealth of the 1880s and 90s, or learn the history of Centre Street’s buildings.

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Check out our School Tours, Summer Camps and College Internships.

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Holiday Home Tour

Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 – 10:00am-4:00pm. Mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Home Tour. Thank you for your support.

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Perspectives on the history of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach brought to you by the staff and volunteers of the Amelia Island Museum of History
Florida House Inn: 20 & 22 South 3rd Street

By Rob Hull Local lore states that the Florida House Inn was built by David Yulee's Florida Railroad...  +Read More

A Piratical Vessel

by Jonathan M. Bryant On June 28, 1820, Captain John Jackson of the United States Revenue Marine m...  +Read More

Musings On Preservation, The Past, And The Present

By Peggy Bulger

Above image: Mary Agnes White as a young "plane spotter...  +Read More


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.