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

Phone : 904.261.7378


Every third Friday on 3rd Street, the Amelia Island Museum of History hosts historians, authors, and other experts for a thought-provoking lecture on local or regional history. These hour-long lectures range from Florida’s statehood to the history of toys; live oral histories to Yamasee princes. 3rd on 3rd lectures are on the third Friday of every month at 6 pm. Snacks and beverages are available. Admission is $5 for Museum Members with a suggested donation of $10 for non-members.


Fernandina in Fiction: Exhibit Opening with local author, Joe Palmer

Friday, September 15th at 6pm

Join us on the evening of Friday, September 15th for the opening of the museum’s newest temporary exhibit: Fernandina in Fiction! This exhibit takes a look at Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island’s appearances in popular books, movies, and other fictional works. Joining us to give a special presentation will be Joe Palmer, local author of the book A Mariner’s Tale, who will speak about Southern fiction and how Amelia Island influenced his work. It is certain to be an exciting evening, so please join us on September 15th!

Attendance is a suggested donation of $5 for members and a suggested donation of $10 for nonmembers. Seating is limited on a first come, first served basis. This program is wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact Jarrett Hill at 904-261-7378 x102 or Jarrett@AmeliaMuseum.org.

This program will stream on our Twitch Channel and will be available on YouTube afterwards.

For Future Programs check out our Event Calendar


Dark Places of the Earth: Voyages of the Slave Ship Antelope with Dr. Jonathan Bryant
August 2023

In 1820, a suspicious vessel was spotted lingering off the coast of northern Florida— the Spanish slave ship Antelope. The ship and its almost 300 African captives were seized by the United States, sparking an explosion of legal action that eventually made it all the way to the Supreme Court. In this talk, Dr. Bryant spoke about the captives’ harrowing voyage across dangerous waters and the eight-year legal conflict that followed to determine their freedom.

Visit our YouTube Channel for more of our 3rd on 3rd Program videos

For questions or for more information please contact CuratorJarrett Hill via phone at

904.261.7378 x102 or via email at jarrett@ameliamuseum.org