AMELIA ISLAND HISTORIC TOURS
come experience the BEST tours on Amelia Island!!!
“...went above and beyond to ensure that we were happily entertained and cared for.”
“We have been on many historical tours in different areas throughout the country and really rank this one as one of our top favorites.”
“We were engaged the entire time and sad when our tour ended!”
“Top notch way to learn about the history of Amelia Island.”
“The best tour in Fernandina! We plan to
take many visitors on this tour to get to know our town!"
Pick up and drop off is located curbside at 170 Ash Street in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, FL, adjacent from City Hall and across from the Hampton Inn & Suites. Look for our 'HISTORIC TOUR STOP' sign. Advanced booking is highly recommended.
Amelia Island is full of rich, deep history. You will be taken on an incredible journey from the time the Timucua Indians inhabited this area in 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.
Amelia Island's amazing past has left behind some beautiful gems! The Fernandina Beach Historic District is lined with elegant architecture from the post-Civil War era. These houses and buildings have the most amazing stories to tell. Not only are they a gorgeous sight to see, but they were home to some very significant people in Amelia Island's history (as well as a few very special visitors). Come enjoy an adult beverage while we drive you around in comfort to see these charming historic homes.
Group and Custom Tours
Have a larger group that would like to take our tour, or want to customize your own for that special occasion? Come hear about the amazing history, discover the island, and check out all the restaurant and retail we have to offer. Call or email us and let us know what you and your group would like to experience here on Historic Amelia Island and Downtown Fernandina Beach.
History on Amelia Island
Learn the stories of Amelia Island and the Eight Flags that have flown over this historical land. Known as the ‘Isle of Eight Flags’, Amelia Island has been claimed under eight different entities since the first flag was flown back in 1562 by the French. The Timucuan Indians, the Island’s original inhabitants, called it Napoyca and were resident here since at least 1000 B.C. It’s also the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, as well as the first railroad to connect the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. There are tales of bloody massacres between the early settlers, including fraud and deception to possess and occupy the land, as well as the love and comradery between the long-time residents and those seeking to call the new world home. Amelia Island 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. Take a ride with Amelia Island Historic Tours. Come see what you’ve missed.
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Give The Gift Of History To That Special Someone
Know someone that would like to learn the exciting history of Amelia Island? Give them the gift of our tour, riding in the comfort of a
climate-controlled van while being entertained by our very knowledgeable drivers. Our Gift Cards never expire. Give that special person the gift of a history tour they won’t forget!
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CONCERNS REGARDING HEALTH AND SAFETY
We want our guests to know that their health and safety is our top priority.
We clean and sanitize our vehicles daily between tours, as well as regularly change our cabin filters.
Our staff is required to perform good personal hygiene.
While you visit Amelia Island and take advantage of our tours, we want you to feel safe, comfortable, and enjoy your stay.
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to sharing this amazing history with you!