10 Things We Love About Amelia Island
#1. Amelia Island Lighthouse
The Amelia Island Lighthouse is the oldest existing lighthouse in the state of Florida! The lighthouse was built in 1838, long before Florida was even a state! Through the years, the old sailing ships gave way to modern freighters and fishing boats. The beacon kept shining and still guides seafarers into the channel toward the Fernandina Harbor.
#2. Staying at the Omni Amelia Island Resort
#3.Exploring Fort Clinch State Park
#4. Shopping downtown Fernandina Beach
This enchanting Victorian seaport village was once a stomping ground for pirates, Gilded Age millionaires, bootleggers, shrimpers,
and other colorful characters. Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach is full of eclectic and independent shops that stretch from the harbor-front to down and around Centre Street. Some of our favorites are:
#5. Kingsley Plantation
First built in 1798, this is one of the last remaining plantation homes in the state of Florida. Kingsley Plantation was named for an early owner, Zephaniah Kingsley, who spent 25 years there. You can actually go inside the Plantation house but only during the weekends. Ranger led tours are available on a limited basis at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. To secure a spot, call ahead for reservations.
That's why Amelia Island is one of our favorite island towns. Check out our Island Haus Co. city collection of Amelia Island souvenirs including coffee mug, notepad, sticker, and city print or shop at The Omni Amelia Island Resort in Amelia Island, FL.
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