Fernandina Beach Marine Welcome Center & Shrimping Museum

We are located on the beautiful Amelia Island in the City of Fernandina Beach, Florida, known as the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry.

Here you can learn about net making, ship building, and so much more! Learn about the families that brought modern shrimping to Florida and their descendants who keep alive the traditions.

Hours of Operation:

10am – 4pm  Mon-Sat

1pm – 4pm Sunday

Location:

17 S. Front Street

Fernandina Beach, FL

904-277-7234

The Fernandina Beach Marine Welcome Center & Shrimping Museum is run under the auspices of the Amelia Island Museum of History. In 2010 the City of Fernandina Beach approached the Museum about creating a Welcome Center and Shrimping Museum. The Amelia Island Museum of History gladly stepped up because we believe in our maritime history and in the importance of educating our community, both full time and temporary, on the amazing part it has played in the development of our local, state, and national heritage.