Amelia Island Lighthouse

North Wolff Street, Amelia Island, FL 32034
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About Amelia Island Lighthouse

When Amelia Island's Lighthouse lantern first sent its beam out to sea, Florida was not yet a state. Through the years, the old sailing ships gave way to modern freighters and fishing boats. The beacon kept shining and still guides seafarers into the channel toward the Fernandina Harbor.

The City of Fernandina Beach received possession of the lighthouse from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2001. The Coast Guard, with the help of local Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers, is responsible for the function of the beacon. The City will preserve this monument, recognizing its importance as one of the island's most visible and beloved historic sites.

The Amelia Island Lighthouse property, located at 215 O'Hagan Lane (accessible from North Wolff Street), is open to the public for viewing on Saturdays from 11:00am - 2:00pm.  Please note that only the grounds around the Lighthouse are accessible on Saturdays.  For access to inside the Lighthouse, please call the Amelia Island Rec Center and register for a tour.  

NOTE:  Lighthouse tours are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 guidelines.
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Oct 24, 2022 by FancyFree55

Don't Waste Your Time

Calling this lighthouse a tourist attraction is a bit of a stretch, considering that it's open to the public a mere three hours per week. If you show up anytime except Saturday between 11:00-2:00...

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Oct 02, 2022 by NTraynh

Seen from a distance

Only open certain times and certain days. Seems like in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Wanted to climb to top but to difficult to plan.

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Sep 17, 2022 by K2479HDcynthiar

Saturday visit to exterior

On Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can walk around this lighthouse's exterior. It's a very quick stop with extremely limited parking. An escorted tour which can be booked is probably the best...

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.