History Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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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  • Easy Place to hangout for an Hour or two, also close to riverwalk and the water taxi station. Make's for a fun afternoon.  more »
  • erwalkVery engaging neighborhood. Enjoyed railroad bridge across the street, well done Museum exhibits and New River riverwalk. Wonderful deep dive into origin of Fort Lauderdale. We stayed the day...  more »
  • This place is amazing. The campus of three buildings dates back to roughly 1905 when the railroad was the cultural hub of Fort Lauderdale. Great for meetings and gallery browsing. The upper floors of the main building houses several artists in residence.
  • Amazing preservation of FTL history with a beautiful location on the river. Great programming, use of space, and New River Artist Co-operative on the 3rd Floor! Take the tours!

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