Amelia Island Museum of History
What: Exhibits cover island’s history spanning from its first settlers, the Timucuans, to today’s preservation efforts. Regular kid-friendly events and a host to many school field trips.
Where: 233 S. Third Street, Fernandina Beach, FL
Bancroft Sail Memorial Exhibit
What: A submarine replica embedded in the grass at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay’s Franklin Gate. Free and open to the public.
Where: 1063 USS Tennessee Ave., Kings Bay, GA
Call: 912-882-2782 or 912-573-4714
Cumberland Museum & War of 1812 Exhibit
What: Museum housing Cumberland Island artifacts and history.
Where: 129 Osborne Road, St. Marys, GA
Fort Clinch Read Review
What: A large fort built in the 1800s and occupied by both Confederate and Union regiments at different times during the Civil War. Open for tours daily. There is a fee to enter Fort Clinch State Park and an additional fee to tour the fort.
Where: 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach
McIntosh Sugar Mill Tabby Ruins
What: The largest and best preserved of all tabby structures in the Southeast, this mill was built in 1825. Picnic areas on the grounds.
Where: 3600 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway, St. Marys, GA
Call: No phone number.
Website: No website, but check out this site for history and photos of the mill.
MOSH (The Museum of Science and History)
What: Museum focused on bringing science and history to life in a kid-friendly way: live animals, planetarium, skeletons, aquariums, artifacts and more.
Where: 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville
Oak Grove Cemetery
What: Since its inception in the 1770s, this cemetery has become the resting place of soldiers from every major US conflict, as well as Acadians. Tours offered occassionaly.
Where: Corner of Bartlett and West St. Marys streets, St. Marys, GA
Orange Hall House Museum
What: Greek Revival home built sometime between 1829 and 1839. Open for tours.
Where: 311 Osborne St., St. Marys, GA
St. Marys Film Museum
What: Journey through the world of film and see memorabilia from some of America’s favorite movies. Open weekends only. Free.
Where: 300 Osborne St., St. Marys, GA
St. Marys Submarine Museum
What: Submarine artifacts, models, photos and written history.
Where: 102 St. Marys St., St. Marys, GA
Seldomridge’s Tow Mater Read Review
What: This remodeled old tow truck typically parked out the body shop that created it looks exactly like the Disney character from Cars and Cars 2.
Where: Seldomridge Body Shop, 551508 US Highway 1, Hilliard, FL
What: Once serving commuters between Kingsland and St. Marys in the 1920s and ’30s, this trolley became famous after it was regularly featured in the syndicated comic strip “Toonerville Folks.” Now on display next to St. Marys Welcome Center.
Where: 406 Osborne Street, St. Marys, GA
Woodbine International Fire Museum
What: This museum displays all kinds of firefighting memorabilia, including helmets, extinguishers, muffin bells, badges, uniforms, pictures, insurance policies, fire masks, tools, and much more from the U.S. and Europe dating back to the 1800s.
Where: 110 Bedell Avenue, Woodbine, GA