Museums, Exhibits and Historic Sites

 

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

Call: 904-261-7378

Website: http://www.ameliamuseum.org

 

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

Website: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/Kingsbay/index.htm

 

Cumberland Museum & War of 1812 Exhibit

What: Museum housing Cumberland Island artifacts and history.

Where: 129 Osborne Road, St. Marys, GA

Call: 912-882-4336

Website: http://www.stmaryswelcome.com/cumbermuseum.html

 

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

Call: 904-277-7274

Website: http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch/

 

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

Call: 904-396-6674

Website: http://www.themosh.org

 

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

Call: 866-868-2199

Website: None.

 

Orange Hall House Museum

What: Greek Revival home built sometime between 1829 and 1839. Open for tours.

Where: 311 Osborne St., St. Marys, GA

Call: 912-576-3644

Website: http://www.stmaryswelcome.com/orangehallV2.html

 

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

Call: 912-576-5488

Website: http://www.coastalgeorgiafilm.org/museum.html

 

St. Marys Submarine Museum

What: Submarine artifacts, models, photos and written history.

Where: 102 St. Marys St., St. Marys, GA

Call: 912-882-2782

Website: http://stmaryssubmuseum.com

 

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

Call: 904-845-2533

Online: Here’s a link to their Facebook page.

 

Toonerville Trolley

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

Call: 800-868-8687

Website: http://www.stmaryswelcome.com/toontrolleyV2.html

 

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

Call: 912-576-5351

Website: http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/13184

 

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