Hauntings are frequently attributed to a community's overactive imagination, much like the existence of Wyoming. You be the judge with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$16 for a walking ghost tour and museum visit for two (up to a $34 value)
$30 for a walking ghost tour and museum visit for four (up to a $68 value)
- One ghost tour (up to a $10 value/person)
- One visit to the museum (up to a $7 value/person)
Guests gather behind St. Peter's Episcopal Church in the graveyard parking lot at 6 p.m. on Fridays for a one-hour walking tour. Guides tell supernatural tales of Amelia Island's history as they lead groups down darkened streets and past historic buildings.
Groupon users can visit the history museum before the tour or return to visit on a different day.
Though Amelia Island Museum of History sometimes offers a discounted price, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Amelia Island Museum of History
The Amelia Island Museum of History is the fortuitous result of circumstance. In 1975, a committee from the Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society gathered to found a history museum for Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. Meanwhile, local collector William Decker was studiously acquiring historical documents and artifacts from the area—a lot whose pieces numbered in the thousands. When Decker died, the collection passed on to his son, a noted altruist, and just like that the Amelia Island Museum had its bones.
Today, the museum's exhibits examine local culture of the Timucua Native American tribe, Spanish and French explorers, pirates, and Victorian-era residents.
Museum guides are not restricted to the grounds, and often helm tours of the island's haunted locales, historic Centre Street, and Fernandina Beach's north end—with a focus on history from the mid-18th to 19th centuries.
“Wonderful experience,beautiful area.”