History Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

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History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, is a non-profit charity as defined within section [501(c)(3)] of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

Located on the New River, History Fort Lauderdale tells the story of our community's history through its historic structures: The 1905 New River Inn which houses the Museum of History and was the first building in Broward County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places;1907 King-Cromartie House, a pioneer house museum;1899 Replica School House, a replica of Broward County's First schoolhouse; and Hoch Heritage Center, a public research library that holds the largest collection of material related to greater Fort Lauderdale, including more than 250,000 historic photographs.
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  • The museums are excellent, Great place to learn about local history and the guide is well aware of the local history. Great place to learn more about Fort Lauderdale. 
    The museums are excellent, Great place to learn about local history and the guide is well aware of the local history. Great place to learn more about Fort Lauderdale.  more »
  • We had a few hours in Fort Lauderdale before our flight and decided to go to History Museum for guided tour. Lady at reception was very kind and nice - she recommended us to have guided tour and we... 
    We had a few hours in Fort Lauderdale before our flight and decided to go to History Museum for guided tour. Lady at reception was very kind and nice - she recommended us to have guided tour and we...  more »
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  • This was a hidden treasure to stumble upon on our last day in the area. From entering in the main building (the old hotel), Ms. Sandy greeted my son and I with the warmest welcome. We explored the main building solo and met a wonderful artist named Jenna with jennaswearableart. She does amazing work and she was gracious to show us some other artists work that was being showcased. Following our solo explanation, Ms. Carolyn took us to the old school house replica and had my 7yo so engaged in learning about the first school house in Fort Lauderdale and about the first 14 children who attended. She then took us to the 3rd historic location, the King-Cromartie House which was absolutely AMAZING. It truly was like stepping into the early twentieth century. The house and antiques are so well cared for. Her knowledge of the history of Fort Lauderdale is incredible. I am so glad to have spent our last few hours learning about the area. Thank you Ms. Sandy and Carolyn for your wonderful hospitality!
  • Daniel, our tour guide, is very knowledgeable. The film is very knowledgeable. Great history of fort lauderdale. There was another employee that was helpful in parking.

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