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What Past Guests Are Saying
This was our first time to Amelia Island so needed to get a good layout of the area and our driver and guide, Dan did a marvelous job of lots of history and plenty of stops and time for questions and answers. There were 4 couples so we filled the van. After a fantastic tour, we asked for recommendations for dining and his suggestion was wonderful with a view of the sunset. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Last minute call for this “historic tours” due to other tour company was canceled for less than 4 people & they call me back right away for assuring me “no minimum head count”.
Daniel was my tour guide & I received PRIVATE tour (I was the only one) for almost 2hrs.
Top of that his knowledge & take a time for my questions,I see his care.
Also nice comfortable air conditioned van on muggy 80 F weather.
I recommend 100% for everyone !
Thanks Daniel for your kindness, I had a wonderful time !!!
AMELIA ISLAND HISTORIC TOURS
Learn the stories of Amelia Island and the eight flags that have flown over its historically rich land. With its similarities in shape and size to Manhattan, the island spans 13 miles long and 3 miles wide. Known as the ‘Isle of Eight Flags’, Amelia Island has been claimed under eight different authorities since the first flag being flown over 450 years ago, while Native Americans called it home for over a thousand years prior to that. These eight flags tell stories of bloody massacres between the early settlers, tales of fraud and deception to possess and occupy the land, as well as love and comradery between the long-time residents, and those seeking to call the new world home. Amelia Island was a keystone for the largest monetary fraud in history, with a very colorful character of a man running the scheme. These stories are full of irony, deceit, tall tales, and the ambition of one man who set his sights on connecting Florida from east to west by railroad, while also making political history. Although being divided from America on multiple occasions, at times under very unpleasant circumstances, the island still prospers today. It’s the birth place of the modern shrimping industry and continues to draw in people to share in her beauty of the past and present. The story of Amelia Island will unfold before you with interesting facts, unusual tales, and the incredible history it shares along with the nearby barrier islands.
Pick up and drop off is located at the corner of 2nd and Ash Street in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, FL, across from City Hall and the Hampton Inn & Suites. Look for our 'HISTORIC TOUR STOP' sign.
Amelia Island is full of rich, deep history. We take you on a journey from the time the Timucua Indians inhabited this area into to the modern day shrimping industry. Get to know when each of the eight flags dominated the island, and discover some very interesting characters that paved the way. You'll be driven around in comfort to all the most historic areas of the island so that you can see where all this exciting history took place. The story is incredible and we can't wait to share it with you.
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NEARBY DINING, ATTRACTIONS AND LODGING
If you're looking for even more exciting things to do, great food, and places to stay in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, please visit the websites below for more info.
The Salty Pelican Bar & Grill is a fun, casual establishment where you can enjoy the beautiful views and sunsets, have a cold drink and enjoy one of our great menu items. We showcase the great Fresh Local Seafood that is available in our area, we also have top-notch burgers, wings, salads and sandwiches. We do not accept reservations, so please get here early to get your seats for the magnificent view of the sunset!!
If you are interested in maritime history, shipwrecks, pirates, or French and Spanish treasure fleets, make sure you visit our museum located in beautiful downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida.
This Amelia Island bed and breakfast in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach, Florida offers elegant surroundings, enthusiastic service and an island attitude. Catering to adults and featured in publications such as The Best Romantic Escapes in Florida, Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Southern living, Atlanta Journal, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, The Guardian, Conde Nast, and New York Times, this proud Select Registry bed and breakfast in Fernandina Beach aims to please.
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