Submitted by Jeff Kurtz
Fernandina Beach Main Street
A free historical walking tour of downtown Fernandina Beach can now be downloaded via a free mobile app created by the Florida Humanities Council. Established in 1973, the Florida Humanities Council is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. They develop and fund public programs and resources around the state that explore Florida’s history and cultural heritage.
One example of this work, the “Florida Stories” app, can be located in most app stores or at FLStories.org. Once downloaded, the user can select from a number of walking tours, each illustrating the history of a different Florida city. The Fernandina Beach walking tour offers narrated historical information on nine different sites within the downtown area, including the Palace Saloon and the Florida House Inn, among other sites.
Assistance in downloading and accessing the app can be obtained by stopping into the Amelia Island Welcome Centre, 102 Centre Street, in the historic train depot. The Centre can be reached by phone at 904-277-0717.
This free app was developed through a partnership between the Amelia Island Museum of History, the Amelia Island CVB, and Fernandina Beach Main Street.