Explore Amelia Island’s Historic Sites & Museums

Learn about Spanish explorers and pirates. Discover the history of Fernandina’s thriving Victorian-era and its shrimping legacy. And don’t miss seeing Fort Clinch.

Light Damaged at Treasured Fernandina Landmark

Florida’s oldest lighthouse on Amelia Island has gone dark due to damage of its lens.

Amelia Island Lighthouse, Oldest in Florida Circa 1838

Fernandina Beach is home to the Amelia Island Lighthouse, guiding mariners since before Florida was a state. Designed by Winslow Lewis, the Amelia Island Lighthouse circa 1838 has a double-walled tower and Third-Order Fresnel lens.