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History Fort Lauderdale

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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231 SW 2nd Ave, Museum Lobby is at 231 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1825
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits that were there were informative but it seemed limited. The video at the beginning was the best.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Donald S
Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you visited and we welcome suggestions for improvement!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The area really has only 3 buildings -- one that was a inn, plus a house and a rebuilt school house. We did the visit with one of their docents. She was quite involved in the history of the founding of Ft Lauderdale and its...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John W B
Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us, John!

Reviewed December 25, 2018

This was a real waste of time. Did not really learn much and wish I had spend the time doing something else. Not wortht the price of admission.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dennis S
Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2018

Dear Dennis: Apologies for your experience. It is not what we usually hear from our visitors. We believe in continuous improvement and would welcome your suggestions.

Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to our host Bill Samland who took my husband and I on the guided tour. Worth the money to see why these buildings are founding statements for what is now a bustling city. Seeing how the land was reclaimed, built upon and rebuilt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

We are so grateful you took the time to share your impressions of your visit. Thank you!!

Reviewed November 22, 2018

Staff very eager to share their love of history. We did the self guided tour. Organized and informative.

Date of experience: November 2018
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flhsdirector, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking time to review us!!

Reviewed October 10, 2018

We spent most of the afternoon visiting three places here: The Museum of History, the King Cromartie House, and the School House, which are all next to each other. We had a guided tour of the last two, since the Museum of History is self-guided....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thanks for visiting us! We're so pleased you enjoyed your time at our museums.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

A great place to visit with the whole family. The whole neighborhood is worth spending the day. Be sure to pick up some picture postcards when you make a stop at the Art Museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for visiting us!

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Military are free, but the exhibits are worth the modest cost of $10 or $15 if you want a docent. I particularly liked the exhibits on native Americans, mostly the Seminals.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting us!!

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

A buddy and I enjoyed this tour. I like history anyway so this was fascinating. We got to tour all three buildings which looked to be very well preserved. The house next to the main Museum was the most interesting to me because it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris C
Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks so much for letting us know!

Reviewed September 17, 2018

I went there on a sunday morning (09/09) at 9 AM so did not do the tour of the 3 houses( the tours begin at 1PM). Nevertheless I enjoyed a stroll around King Cromartie House, Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse, Hoch Heritage Center and my visit of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!!

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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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