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Nestled at the northern tip of Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach boasts a rich tapestry of history dating back centuries. Inhabited since around 1000 A.D. by the Timucua Native Americans, the  flags of eight nations have flown over the island since 1562, making it the only US location with a history so diverse. 

Once a haven for pirates, playground for Gilded Age magnates, and haunt of bootleggers and shrimpers, this seaport village has evolved into a cherished vacation destination. Its allure lies not only in its miles of pristine beaches and abundant native wildlife but also in its vast expanses of protected state and local parks and trails, inviting exploration and adventure.

Today, the Fernandina Beach National Historic District spans more than 50 blocks, and features eclectic shops and a diverse mix of restaurants and lovingly preserved architecture, offering visitors a glimpse into its fascinating history and vibrant present.


Map of the business district of Historic Fernandina Beach


Fernandina Beach Main Street's business district offers all the essential ingredients for a delightful afternoon with family or a memorable evening with friends. Wander through the 50 block historic district where you'll discover an eclectic assortment of retail shops, live music, and charming restaurants that are truly one-of-a-kind. Navigate through our directory to chart your course, then embark on an unforgettable journey to experience the vibrant spirit of our downtown firsthand.

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The Mission of the Fernandina Beach Main Street Arboretum is to encourage and assist all property owners in working together to preserve and revitalize the Tree Canopy in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, and to utilize our tree collections to attract, engage, and educate visitors and citizens alike.  

Click on logo below for more information.

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Gardens of Amelia


These benches, located in historic downtown, can memorialize a person or event, or simply read, "A Gift From_____” We'll help you choose the site and the inscription.​

Each downtown bench costs $3000.  Please pay using the link below, then contact regarding details.

(Note: If you hope to sponsor a bench outside of historic downtown, please contact the City of Fernandina Beach.)

Shops of Historic Fernandina Beach
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