#LoveAmelia GOES DOWNTOWN Stories beckon from every corner of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. This enchanting Victorian seaport village was once a stomping ground for pirates, Gilded Age millionaires, bootleggers, shrimpers, and other colorful characters. Take a look. Dining From local wild-caught shrimp to international specialties, inviting patio spaces to fine dining, downtown has somethIng to tempt every palate. Click "Historic District" to see what's cooking downtown. Shopping A shopper's (and strollers) paradise full of eclectic and independent shops stretches from the harborfont down and around Centre Street. Click "Historic District' to start finding your treasures. Amelia Island Museum of History Housed in what was the Nassau County Jail, the Amelia Island Museum of History is Florida's first spoken history museum. An interactive children's exhibit brings the pirate days to life, and rotating exhibits and tours are heirs to the island's storytelling traditions. 8 Ways to Warm your Hearts on Amelia Island Posted on February 05, 2018 If you’re looking for a romantic location to visit this Valentine’s day, Amelia Island has plenty to offer for a tranquil getaway. With sunrises over the beach and sunsets over the marina, it is a unique place of romantic beauty. Read Post » American Beach and Kingsley Plantation: History and Heritage Posted on January 11, 2018 The story of the African-American experience on and around Amelia Island is long, fascinating, and on special display this month, with the annual Heritage Celebrations taking place at Kingsley Plantation on February 17th and 24th. Read Post » Island Insider - Artist Casey Matthews Artist Casey Matthews is known for her rich paintings with multi-media surfaces that are both visually intriguing and full of energy. We asked her to share the places and experiences she loves the most.