Amelia Island Williams House

103 S. Ninth St, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034, United States
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Bonnie surveys the scene on Fernandina BeachBonnie surveys the scene on Fernandina Beach

Travel Tips for Fernandina Beach

YOU HAVE TO VISIT FORT CLINCH,...

by FEMPYREFREAK

YOU HAVE TO VISIT FORT CLINCH, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AND INFORMATIVE SITE TO LEARN ABOUT FLORIDA'S HISTORY, PLANTLIFE AND ANIMALS.. IT IS AN OLD FORT USED IN THE CIVIL WAR AND IT SITS ON THE NORTH EAST CORNER OF THE ISLAND..
THE VIEW OF THE WATER IS AWESOME..
YOU ALSO NEED TO GO TO CENTRE STREET AND CHECK OUT THE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS THIS IS A CLOSE KNIT COMMUNITY ALOT OF THE PEOPLE I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH NOW HAVE THEIR OWN FAMILIES HERE. IT'S NICE TO BE OUT AROUND TOWN AND RUN INTO OLD FRIENDS..THOSE THAT HAVE MOVED AWAY ALWAYS COME HOME OM HOLIDAYS AND YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND THEM AT THE PALACE SALOON.. THIS IS A HISTORICAL BUILDING AND NIGHT CLUB, WITH A LIVE BAND. IF YOU MAKE IT TO THE PALACE YOU HAVE TO TRY THE 'PIRATES PUNCH' IT IS A SPECIALTY DRINK CONTAINING NUMEROUSE LIQUIORS...

Where were the dogs?

by zrim

Saw a bunch of cats in Fernandina Beach, but now that I think back on it--I don't recall seeing more than one dog (a dog that tried to jump his fence and get at us). I'm a dog guy and cats make me sneeze. But I don't mind seeing a cat catch a cat nap on his front step. I was good and did not attempt to chase the cat.

Step back in time at the Fort Clinch State Park

by pchamlis

Just a few miles north of Fernandina Beach is the Fort Clinch State Park and fort monument. Fort Clinch was a Union fort, active during the American civil war. The fort is largely preserved, and there is a great deal of historic items for your viewing pleasure.

But, the neatest part of your visit is that the staff is dressed and placed in the mindset of an 1864 timeframe. Soldiers will talk to you as if you are a visitor during the civil war. We sat down and had a cup of hot and strong coffee with the fellow pictured below, and it was quite a history exercise and learning experience to attempt to place ourselves in the proper timeframe for conversation. Be sure to say nice things about President Lincoln, and don't make the mistake that ::I:: made by saying I was born in Alabama. He threatened to lock me up as a rebel spy! And, no, they don't have creamer for your coffee.

A Gingerbread Triumph

by grandmaR about The Beech Street Grill

I have not eaten here at this restaurant. I took the picture because of the architecture which has been described as a triumph of the Gingerbread Age.

The restaurant website says:
More than 150 years ago, identical twin brothers were born in Cape Fear, North Carolina. They would become seafarers and harbor pilots and rise to serve the Confederate Navy during the War Between the States, receiving commendations for bravery.

William and James Bell made their way to the new state of Florida, to "Old Town" and the bluffs of Egan's Creek on Amelia Island. They piloted their skiffs from the creek for the quickest access to Cumberland Sound and the Atlantic beyond. Skillful and daring seamanship brought rewards: the first pilot to reach a ship would earn the bounty of bringing it into the channel and to the dockside.

During slack seasons and inclement weather, the Bells turned their hands to building a church and homes for themselves and other harbor pilots. After their first simple cottages in "Old Town," the brothers' endeavors became more elaborate and ornate in the new City of Fernandina - a bustling shipping industry.

The Grande Dame of Beech Street is, of course, a Bell Brother's home. Built in 1889 as a wedding gift for the bride of William, the Eastlake landmark is noteworthy for its bay windows and two story verandahs ornamented with Chippendale style balustrades. The home is constructed of heart pine and has a coined-seam metal roof. The marble mantels and fireplace facades were imported from Italy, and finishing touches came from as far away as England and Belgium.

Fernandina Beach, MY kind of beach town

by pchamlis

"It was a town before it was a beach town"

Feranandina Beach has a long and rich history. This is not one of those "t-shirt shop and porno" type of beach towns that litter other parts of Florida. (You KNOW who I'm talking about, don't you DAYTONA BEACH??)

After a quiet day at the beach or in the surf, Fernandina is a civilized and quiet little town where you'll find edible food served at a reasonable price. It's nice to have a beach town where you don't feel the need to shower after a stroll down main street.

Discover Fernandina Beach, northeast Florida's great little secret.

"A natural and unspoiled beach area"

The first and best part of the Fernandina Beach area is that the beaches are uncrowded and quiet. This also means that the beaches remain somewhat of the natural barrier and wonder that they were meant to be. This is a place where you'll find more sea oats than footprints.

"Lonely and perfect"

Fernandina Beach is not a highly populated beach destination. Take a look at this June 2000 photo and count the people you see on the beach.

THAT's reason enough to choose Fernandina Beach for a nice weekend.

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 Amelia Island Williams House

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Address: 103 S. Ninth St, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034, United States