History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & LandmarksHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nestled in the heart of a modern downtown, History Fort Lauderdale's campus includes 3 museums that tell the story of how a wartime fort became a modern city. The campus is the largest collection of historic buildings remaining in Broward County. The History Museum, housed in the 1905 New River Inn, contains exhibits from prehistoric through present day. The Pioneer House Museum (1907) is set as if the family will return at any moment for Sunday supper. Upstairs tour Louise King's sewing room, family bedrooms with period sleepwear, children's room with period dollhouse and antique dolls. The 1899 Schoolhouse Museum is complete with period wooden desks and textbooks. Guided tours of all 3 museums begin every day at 1 PM, 2 PM and 3PM.
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Amrita M
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Great tour, great tour guide. Lots of information and took us around all the places and gave us a lot of information about everywhere we went and more. Would 100% recommend to anyone who is visiting and wants to learn more about Las Oles Fort Lauderdale and Riverwalk
Written 2 December 2023
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Tony T
Preston, UK3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Learned so much about the history of Fort Lauderdale which is so easy to lose sight of because of the pace of modern life and all the modern development.
Took the personal tour with a guide which was like stepping back in time and getting a real feel for what it must of felt like to live here 150 yers ago.
You should not overlook this experience if you want to know how Fort Lauderdale got to be what it is today.
Written 26 November 2023
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Patricia Z
We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the great review!
Written 27 November 2023
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Roving08206269165
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
The movie about the history at the beginning was very interesting and Greta lesson on the history of FLL. The displays upstairs bring that history to life.
Written 22 November 2023
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Patricia Z
We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you!!
Written 27 November 2023
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Esmeralda R
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Solo
Beautiful place for history and amazing art to buy from everything under one roof and ghost tours! Amazing. Will be back.
Written 21 November 2023
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Patricia Z
We look forward to your next visit! Thanks for taking time to review our museums.
Written 27 November 2023
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The Pidge
Wayne, NJ581 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
The historical society is comprised of a few buildings, although only one is open to the public. It contains a film about the history of the area as well as a few comprehensive exhibits. The staff I encountered were extremely friendly. Recommended for history buffs such as myself.
Written 20 November 2023
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Patricia Z
We're so pleased you visited. Thanks for the great review!
Written 27 November 2023
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Lynne471
Shawville, Canada1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
The Inn and other buildings were very well maintained and interesting. A very well informed local guide gave up lots of information about the founders of Ft Lauderdale. Tip: to get the best chronological understanding of the history start in the Cromartie-King house before going to the school house.

A highlight is the 3rd floor artist's coop, with an artist-in-residence, in the old Inn...very interesting work on display.

An enjoyable couple of hours.
Written 18 November 2023
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Patricia Z
We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking time to review us!
Written 27 November 2023
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FAMLANGE
San Diego, CA71 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Most interesting tour!
Our guide Daniel was very knowledgeable about the local (and Florida) history. We recently moved to the FTL area and learned a lot during the tour. We visited the three buildings and had a wonderful time!
Written 29 October 2023
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Patricia Z
We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking time to review us.
Written 1 November 2023
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HistoryGoesBump
Clermont, FL12 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed all the museums and our guide, Daniel Smith, was a wealth of knowledge! We feel as though we really know the history of Fort Lauderdale now. The woman who greeted us at the New River Inn was nice too! Highly recommend!
Written 14 October 2023
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Patricia Z
Thank you! We're so glad you visited and had a wonderful time.
Written 16 October 2023
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Goi
Playa del Carmen, Mexico4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Amazing experience with our guide Carolyn!! Thank you so much!!! We learnt a lot about the Ft Lauderdale History
Written 13 October 2023
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Patricia Z
We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for the great review!
Written 16 October 2023
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courtney h
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Solo
Gilbert and Val are absolutely amazing! I toured the property with Gilbert and he is so knowledgeable about Fort Lauderdale’s history. If you like history and museums you have to visit this place.
Written 7 October 2023
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