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Fort Clinch State Park — is a must-see attraction when visiting Amelia Island (watch Fort Clinch video). With over 1,100 acres, this Florida State Park sprawls across Amelia Island’s northern tip and is the largest natural area on Amelia Island, gateway to the Great Florida Birding Trail.
DOWNTOWN FERNANDINA BEACH HISTORIC DISTRICT
If you only have a short time to visit Amelia Island, be sure to also drive “downtown” to the 50-plus block historic district in Fernandina Beach with its main corridor along Centre Street. Easily spend a few hours in this foot-friendly area, walking the quaint streets, admiring the Victorian-era architecture. This historic district has more than 400 structures on the National Register of Historic Places. This riverfront town showcases the various architectural styles fashionable during the Victorian era, in the 1850 to 1910 period. Queen Anne, Italianate, Greek Revival, Folk Victorian, Classical Revival (Georgian) and other styles offer an eclectic mix to admire. Bed & breakfast inns, boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, pubs all within walking distance of Centre Street and the Fernandina city marina, harborfront.
Besides downtown Fernandina, a second historic district is Old Town Fernandina, located slightly north of the downtown historic district, with the distinction of being the last Spanish city platted in the Western Hemisphere (retaining the 1811 plat). NOTE: This historic district does not have any shops or restaurants and is a residential area. Old Town is located off North 14th Street (from historic Centre Street — which turns into Atlantic Avenue — turn onto North 14th Street at the traffic light and follow until you see Old Town on the left, just before the 14th Street bridge). Located on the western side of Amelia Island, both historic district areas are great places to be at the waterfront to watch a gorgeous sunset over the Amelia River when visiting the island.
AMELIA ISLAND TOURS
Various sight-seeing tours are available, including historic walking tours led by museum docents, horse & carriage rides with narrative and trolley tours. Also, get out on the water with Amelia River Cruises offering nature, eco discovery, sunset boat tours and more out on the Amelia River and around Cumberland Island, departing from the Fernandina harbor marina.
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