Florida Stories: A Walking Tour of Fernandina Beach

Tom Scherberger Want to explore the cultural, historical, and architectural treasures of Fernandina Beach, Fla.? There’s an app for that. Just go to Florida Stories Walking Tours, and download the app created by the Florida Humanities Council. With this app you can learn, at your own pace and on…

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A-Foot in Downtown Fernandina Beach

Take the time to walk your way through history in downtown Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. By Chelle Koster Walton Footloose & Car-Free Fernandina Beach was one of Florida's earliest walk-about resort towns and remains one of its most attractive to strolling types with a yen for graceful…

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Amelia Island Museum of History

By Hilda Mitrani The Amelia Island Museum of History tells of the eight different flags that have flown over Amelia Island since May of 1562 when explorer Jen Ribault claimed it for France. He gave the area the name Isle of Mai and named the St. Mary’s River, which divides Florida and Georgia…

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Fernandina Beach Historic District: A Taste of Southern Hospitality

By Kara Franker On a recent trip to Amelia Island, I was struck by the level of authentic Southern hospitality. It makes sense geographically, becasue the island is truly part of the south and borders the Georgia state line. Nestled on the north end of Amelia Island is the Fernandina Beach…

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Fernandina Beach History: Florida Gateway With Centuries-Old Charm

Fernandina Beach history is thick in Florida's northernmost town, which received its first European visitor in 1562. By Amy Wimmer Schwarb A stroll through historic Fernandina Beach can begin where generations of visitors have started their tours of the graceful port town: at the train depot, the…

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