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.
An interesting environmental project is underway, the Old Town Fernandina Living Shoreline Project (A.K.A. the “Crab Trap” Project). According to the St. Marys’ Riverkeeper, the objective is “to establish a wave break that will halt or slow erosion of the marsh while simultaneously providing oyster habitat, and to reestablish lost marsh vegetation along the shoreline […]
Old Town Fernandina, far less traveled than downtown’s Centre Street area, is the original site of Fernandina. Fernandina Plaza is a great spot to watch a sunset over the river.
A little world of its own, Old Town Fernandina attracts those with a penchant for historic preservation and a love of riverfront living. It’s the proximity to the water and the heritage that seems to attract newcomers. Folks living here can literally get from bed to boat in a matter of minutes by foot.
Trolley and boat rides, archaeological dig, historic home tour, re-enactors, pirates, treasure hunt, music, food, 5K run, Bosque Bello cemetery tour and more. Don’t miss Old Town Fernandina’s Bicentennial celebration.
193 years ago, Gregor MacGregor captured Amelia Island from Spain. Soon after, pirate Luis Aury took control. Then the US purged the island.