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Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

219 SW 2nd Ave, Museum Lobby is at 231 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1825
+1 954-463-4431
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Excellent Attraction - A MUST SEE!

I am a tour operator from Naples, FL and our group recently discovered this attraction on a Mystery... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
TourPrincess
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Naples, Florida
The only place to research the great history of Fort Lauderdale

Recently I visited the research building in order to get information on my grandfather. The... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
RAMBO
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United States
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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 King Cromartie 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. Docent-led tours of all 3 museums begin every day at 1 PM, 2 PM and 3PM. Walking & Boat Tours, which include admission to all 3 museums, are also available with reservations.
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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219 SW 2nd Ave, Museum Lobby is at 231 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1825
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+1 954-463-4431
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

I am a tour operator from Naples, FL and our group recently discovered this attraction on a Mystery Trip. I can highly recommend the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Village. The complex features an original Fort Lauderdale Hotel, the century-plus old King-Cromartie Home, and a replica...More

1  Thank TourPrincess
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Recently I visited the research building in order to get information on my grandfather. The atmosphere was quiet and the staff was very attentive Kamal and Patricia were so helpful. The files were easy to access and full of history. This place is near the...More

1  Thank RAMBO
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great place to visit. Lots to see and informative guides who are eager to showcase the history of the area.

1  Thank gmokan
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society is located across from the Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum and is a nice break from the present spending a few hours in simpler times. As the exhibits and staff will inform you, however, those times weren't so simple...More

1  Thank Pryst
flhsdirector, General Manager at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thanks! We're so glad you visited us.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Where else can you visit a great Museum and early 20th century buildings plus a research center? This is the place. Even though it is small and does not take a lot of time, the area is beautiful and peaceful and the exhibits are educational...More

2  Thank cindy m
flhsdirector, General Manager at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thanks so much for the review. We're so glad you stopped by!

Reviewed 15 January 2017

They are housed in modern building with nice decor and tropical landscape. The staff has it well maintained. They have a lot of historical information and pictures, most of the information also on computer.

1  Thank 387indy
flhsdirector, General Manager at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

We're so pleased that you visited us and took the time to review our museums.

Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is close to everything and worth the price of admission. Right by the river. If you are in to genealogy this is right up your alley.

2  Thank dgg123
flhsdirector, General Manager at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

Thanks for visiting us!!

Reviewed 24 December 2016

The docent tour was worth the few extra dollars (ask about senior rates). It's astonishing how the early settlers coped with this rugged place and almost unbelievable that it was just 100 years ago. Would have liked the tour to be a bit more about...More

1  Thank jchiao
Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you happen to be in the area it's worth calling in. We did the self guided tour which doesn't include the old school house next door. We watched a short film and then toured the upstairs rooms detailing the early settlement of Fort Lauderdale....More

3  Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We enjoyed our visit of this museum. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. After viewing a short video on the area, the docent took us to the house and schoolhouse providing interesting info on the area history. The museum display in the first building...More

4  Thank CMcCarthy645
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Response from Mary Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the parking right next to the museum/house. Lots of history, I think it was the original house in the area. Across from the house, is the intercoastal, you can go for a short walk-to the left is a neat looking rest... More
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