Amelia Island Welcome Center

During the last year of the 19th century, the train depot at the foot of Centre Street opened to travelers whose paths crossed the Gilded Age glory of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Today, the little brick building provides a unique blend of period detail and modern technology and spotlights the activities and experiences Amelia Island has to offer.
History literally surrounds you as you step inside and explore underneath the eight flags that have flown over Amelia Island and when you take a look at the story of David Yulee, whose statue in front of the Welcome Center is fast becoming one of Amelia Island’s most popular places for a photo op. Interactive map tables and displays provide the latest information and bring in feeds from Amelia Island’s popular Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels.
Kick off your Amelia Island vacation at the Welcome Center. Let the experienced and friendly staff provide you with up-to-date information on attractions, events, dining, and everything Amelia. The Welcome Center is open 364 days a year.
  • Key Details
  • Hours of Operation:
  • MON: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • TUE: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • WED: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • THU: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • FRI: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SAT: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • SUN: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Trip Advisor Travelers Choice 2022


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November 06, 2023

Less than expected

During our recent visit to downtown Fernandina Beach, we happened upon this welcome center location. The exterior is nicely put together, in what appears to be an old railroad depot building. However, the inside seemed a bit awkward in its layout. It had more of a museum "don't touch" feel than a place for travelers. There was one bonus. Public restrooms on the property. Not many shops downtown offer their restrooms to their customers these days.

July 23, 2023


The two ladies were extremely informative about the entire area, They gave us helpful ideas on what to see ,where THEY like to eat. and fun things to do, The brochures were super

May 16, 2023

Always a Good 1st Stop

Usually hit the welcome centers for some literature and local knowledge.Volunteers offer helpful advice about dining and local attractions.

May 09, 2023

Good Info!

Great ladies here in the welcome center! This was our first time visiting Amelia Island They gave us some good information on things to do and see! Thanks ladies!

April 03, 2023

Clean Public restrooms@ tourist info

Very friendly folk to help out with info of the area. SO nice to have a large bathhouse set up for restrooms open even when office was not, clean, big - smart for a tourist area!!