Mission Statement: In bringing alive the past, the Amelia Island Museum of History preserves, protects, and promotes the unique history of Amelia Island and its surrounding area for a diverse community of residents, researchers, and visitors.

The Amelia Island Museum of History is bursting with fascinating stories that are just waiting to be shared with eager visitors and residents. 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.

The Amelia Island Museum sees itself as the caretakers and disseminators of that exciting local history, which it shares not only through a wonderful variety of exhibits, but also by providing a multitude of programs throughout the community for all ages. The Museum also protects and shares local history with genealogists, homeowners and authors by providing a modern research facility. In the coming months, the Museum will highlight many of the varied and wonderful aspects of Nassau County history.

PERMANENT EXHIBITS

Step Back In Time And Share Our Stories.

Discovery Ship

Discovery Ship

The “Margery ” is our new interactive exhibit for children which utilizes discovery based learning.  On the Discovery Ship children will learn about knot tying and be able to pilot their own ship among other activities.

Timucuan Village

Timucuan Village

Amelia Island has over 4000 years of history. Learn about the area’s first residents and see a rendition of a typical Timucuan Village as well as the imposing figure of a Timucuan Chief.

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

This room shares the story of historic preservation in Nassau County from the movement’s inception to its completion and ongoing challenges.

Footprints in Time

Footprints In Time

An outline that highlights the fascinating personalities that were a part of Nassau County’s development from the 16th century to present day.

Spanish Mission

Spanish Mission Of La Florida

Artifacts and stories relating to the Spanish Mission Period of Nassau County’s history.

Civil War

Civil War & The Florida Railroad

A dual exhibit that examines the conflict on Amelia Island, as well as the impact of one of Florida’s greatest statesmen, David Yulee.

Nassau County

Nassau County

An extensive examination of the industries that have shaped Nassau County’s growth over the years.

Jail Cell

Jail Cell

The Amelia Island Museum of History is housed in the old Nassau County jailhouse. Explore a recreated jail cell and learn about life as an inmate.