Amelia Island Lighthouse - Fernandina Beach, FL
N 30° 40.045 W 081° 26.169
17R E 458218 N 3392825
Quick Description: The Amelia Island Lighthouse passport stamps can be obtained at the Atlantic Recreation Center or the Amelia Island Amelia Island Museum of History in Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2010 10:28:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM8V8D
We obtained our passport stamp at the Atlantic Recreation Center in the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office. While there, we got directions to get to the lighthouse itself as it's nestled back behind a housing development and not easy to find. It used to be you could only get on the lighthouse grounds during an official Wednesday tour (see details below); however, the city recently began opening the grounds on Saturdays from 11am to 2pm.
From the City of Fernandina Beach, Florida
"The City of Fernandina Beach offers a tour of the Amelia Island Lighthouse every first and third Wednesday of each month. The fee for this tour is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 for any child under 12 years old. There is a minimum participation of 10 people and a maximum of 25 for each tour. the bus leaves the Atlantic Recreation Center (2500 Atlantic Avenue) promptly at 10:00am on the day of the tour."
"Special Note: The tour does not allow anyone to the top of the lighthouse."
"The Amelia Island Lighthouse property will be open to the public for viewing on Saturdays from 11:00am - 2:00pm."
There are two locations in Fernandina Beach where the Passport Stamp can be obtained:
Atlantic Recreation Center
2500 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Amelia Island Amelia Island Museum of History
233 South 3rd Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Lighthouse Website: [Web Link]
Please include the following with your submission of a visit:
- Photograph of the passport stamp. Over time, passport stamps change, some are dated, and let’s face it, this is the purpose of the waymark.
- Area photograph of location. Try to make it from a new angle to show something new. Pictures can include interaction, as that is encouraged, but should be done so with the thought of inspiring further visitation of the area. No GPSr Pictures, unless there is something significant to show about the coordinates.
- Short narrative. Tell of your visit, share something new, add new visiting hours or anything that would be nice to know when visiting the location.
Finally, please add a visit if you go to the area and find the passport stamp is missing. Please add details, such as, they expect a new passport stamp and when, or the like. If the passport stamp has moved, please log a visit, and waymark the new location. (Old locations will not be archived. You never know when they might move the passport stamp back to the original waymark. This is where the visits come in handy.)
Please do not add a visit if you go to the location and the passport stamp is inaccessible because the passport stamp has moved to another location or where it is housed is closed. This category is about the passport stamp. You may be able to post a log about a lighthouse and not go inside, but you can not log a passport stamp without gaining the passport stamp.