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 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 ON SALE NOW!

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Holiday Home Tour

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...

The Spanish American Pirates and Privateers Who Tried to Conquer Florida with David Head
December 10, 2021 / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of the Florida Talks Series.   Funding for this...


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
Spanish Influence on Amelia Island through the Centuries

By Dr. Berta Isabel Arias

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José Martí and the Fernandina Plan

by Jennifer England Outside the front door of the Florida House Inn on South 3rd Street in Fernandin...  +Read More

Anna Kingsley – A Life Like No Other

Most of us have heard of Anna Kingsley through the Kingsley Plantation, south of Amelia Island on Fort George Island....  +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.