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Downtown Fernandina Historical Walking Tour

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Fernandina Beach, United States
Downtown Fernandina Historical Walking Tour
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Learn about the stories behind the streets and homes in Downtown Fernandina with a historical walking tour. Meet your private guide for a stroll that includes streets built before and after the Civil War. Delve into 300 years of the island's history and hear tales about pirates, war, and important local figures. Maximize time in Fernandina with a private tour.
  • Explore Downtown Fernandina with a private guide
  • Stroll along streets that date back to the Civil War
  • Learn about pirates, historic homes, and local figures
  • Discover 300 years of history during one tour
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English guide
Centre Street , Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA

In front of the Visitor Center/ Old Train Depot, you will see a statue of David Yulee. This is where we meet.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY FernandinabyFoot
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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star-5
The surprise of Fernandina!
Inita_D
, Jun 2022
Loved the tour and the history. The tour guide was awesome as well. He was friendly and passionate about history and his jokes were pretty good too. The flow of the tour was great. The walking distance was just right, not too long or too short. The early morning tour was completed before the massive heat.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your kind review. It is fascinating how much history is found on our island. It is or passion to share as much as we can while visiting the many historical sites on our journey.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A must do walking tour.
Heather_L
, Jun 2022
This was a great walking tour with very knowledgeable and kind guide of the historical Downtown Fernandina area. I highly recommend Timothy.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for our kind review. Yes, A.I. is like no other place with its vast historical accounts. Please feel free to visit us on your next journey🙂
star-5
This tour and tour guide were awesome!
Sharon_D
, Jun 2022
This was an excellent historical tour. Our guide was awesome and clear to understand. Have already recommended this tour to friends who saw my pictures on Face Book. Lovely time!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
It was amazing having you guys on our tour. Please come back as we are constantly learning more and interesting details that we love to share🙂
star-5
Learned a lot
Robin_W
, May 2022
Very interesting tour. Really enjoyed learning about the history of Fernando Beach! I didn’t realize how much history is in this area.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for visiting our island. You are right, our history is unique in that it had more military campaigns than any other place in the United States for strategic reasons.
star-5
Enjoyable tour of Amelia Island Historic area.
Nancy_D
, Apr 2022
I’m so glad I booked the tour. We enjoyed the history of the island. Our guide was energetic and fun. I recommend the tour!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for visiting. We try our best to not only provide a great history tour but also to leave an unforgettable experience.
star-5
A must do in Amelia Island
Anthony_C
, Mar 2022
Timothy was amazing. We didn’t even realize the tour lasted a little longer than 1.5 hours. The amount of information he has on this Island is extraordinary. This is an absolute must if you want to know everything about how Amelia Island came to be and the incredible history of the eight flags.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for coming to our tour. We do our best to mix fun with history and sightseeing.
star-5
Even on a rainy day, great tour!!
Phyllis_G
, Mar 2022
Great working tour, even on a rainy day!! Guide was so knowledgeable! Interesting back stories, lots of interesting info on the area.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for your kind review.
star-1
Data dump-
Linda_A
, Feb 2022
Unfortunately this was like a data dump. Very disjointed and didn’ t Understand how the pieces of information fit together.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you for coming on our tour. There is a lot of history that happened on Amelia Island. We can understand how history can be a little overwhelming at times. Thank you for your feedback.
star-5
Timothy gave a very...
Teresa_G
, Dec 2021
Timothy gave a very personable and interesting tour. Great way to learn about history of Amelia Island.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for visiting our island. We enjoyed taking you on our tour.
star-4
Nice..
Anonymous
, Jul 2021
Our guide was great- nice personality- he was awesome.. he was knowledgeable… I respected that if he didn’t know something- he was honest about it…
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your amazing review. Because of smartphones I cannot pretend I know everything lol. Thank you for coming. Please come back😉
star-5
A lot of history
Chris_T
, Jul 2021
It was a lot of fun! Tim was extremely knowledgeable and made it interesting!!! Will be coming back to book with him for other tours he may have!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
You guys were amazing guest. Your entire family put a smile on my face.
star-5
Entertaining walking tour!
Amy_B
, Jun 2021
We throughly enjoyed our walking tour with Timothy! We spent 3 days on Amelia Island and this activity really set the tone for our whole trip! Timothy was very knowledgeable about Amelia Island and his delivery was fun and interesting! It’s obvious he knows a lot of locals on the island and stays current! Our tour was in the middle of the afternoon! We appreciated Timothy accommodating us so we could stand in the shade to keep cool! He even stopped at a local restaurant so we could get a water! Timothy was prompt and friendly! We will definitely schedule another tour when we return to Amelia Island!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you so much for coming on our tour. It was a privilege to take your family on a tour of A.I.
star-5
We enjoyed the tour
robert_m
, Jun 2021
Very informative. Tim offered much historical information about Amelia Island. We would never have seen some of the beautiful homes and old buildings without the tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you so much for your kind comment I try to do my best for every guest I have the opportunity to do a tour for. I always want you guys to have a lasting impression of our beautiful island. Thank you for visiting our community. You guys are always welcome on our island.
star-5
Great tour of Fernandina Beach
Doug_H
, Jun 2021
Talented as a storyteller as well as a historian, Tim was very personable and knowledgeable as he walked us through time on the streets of Fernandina Beach. We definitely recommend his tour for all ages.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I enjoyed having you guys on my tour. Please come back and visit. We are in the process of building out two new tours.
star-4
Fernandina. Beach
Linda_L
, Jul 2020
Very good tour. The guide was knowledgeable and respectful. We learned a lot about Fernandina. Thank you Tim

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