#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. Interview with John Grisham at the Amelia Island Book Festival Posted on February 15, 2019 #LOVEAMELIA sat down with internationally best-selling author John Grisham, appearing at the Amelia Island Book Festival (and on our beaches from time to time.) Find out about his inspirations, experiences, and perfect island day. Read Post » Island of Romance Posted on January 22, 2019 There are so many ways to warm your heart on Amelia Island; here are some ideas to get you and your special someone thinking about taking the time to make a romantic escape. 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.