Maritime Museum of Amelia Island

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Maritime Museum of Amelia Island


Explore Amelia's Maritime and Military History, Pirates and Spanish Treasure Fleets, US Naval Memorabilia and Other Attractions at the Maritime Museum Located in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.



Amelia Island has served under 8 flags since our founding. Our museum highlights many artifacts and the role that maritime history has contributed over the past 500 hundred years in addition to treasure we have on display from Spanish ships that has been recovered from shipwrecks off the coast of Florida.

If you are interested in maritime and military history, pirates and Spanish treasure fleets, make sure to visit the Maritime Museum located in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach. You may even hear a sea story or two from actual divers who have found Spanish gold and silver from the Florida seas. Our artifacts are rich in local maritime history as well as others that include US Navy memorabilia, weapons from multiple time periods, a Soviet era KGB diving suit, an artifact from an expedition to the Titanic and of course, Spanish treasure.
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Maritime Museum of Amelia Island

Maritime Museum of Amelia Island


115 South 2nd Street Suite B
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 432-7086

Take a personally guided tour in our museum with us. You may even hear a tall sea story or two from actual divers who have found Spanish gold and silver from the Florida seas! Our artifacts are rich in local maritime history as well as others that include US Navy memorabilia, weapons from multiple time periods, a Soviet era KGB diving suit, an artifact from an expedition to the Titanic, to name just a few, and of course Spanish treasure!

From 1530 to 1800 an estimated 8-10 billion dollars in gold, silver, precious gems and other riches, were mined in Spain's New World colonies, then transported by the famous Spanish Armadas across the oceans to the motherland.

Hundreds of ships have been lost in the Florida Keys, and throughout the Caribbean. Many have been found and salvaged. Others have never been found, or only partially studied and salvaged.

Many artifacts are on display in our museum that will capture your imagination and offer insight to understanding the rich maritime history of Amelia Island.

Maritime Museum of Amelia Island Membership

Membership to The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island is open to the public. Member dollars help to fund our many activities, and volunteers make it all happen.

The museum is a veteran-owned 501c3 non-profit corporation which qualifies the organization to receive tax-deductible donations under Section 170 of the tax code. Please take a few moments to learn about our organization and the work we do, and feel free to send us your comments and questions.

For more information visit The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island.

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