Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for a holiday home tour and admission to the Amelia Island Museum of History for one ($32 value)
- $34 for a holiday home tour and admission to the Amelia Island Museum of History for two ($64 value)
The 8th annual tour takes place on Friday, December 5, and Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All the homes are decorated by professionals for the holidays and a trolley takes guests to each house. The Amelia Island Museum of History features displays spanning 4,000 years, from a replica of a Timucuan village to an examination of Nassau County industries.
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 Meanwhile, local collector William Decker was studiously acquiring historical documents and artifacts from the area—a lot whose pieces numbered in the thousands.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.