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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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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

In addition to the history of Fort Lauderdale this old converted inn houses a small artist's colony on the third floor, populated by an eclectic group of talented people. You'll get a tour of the third floor from one of the artists. A must see....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loved the museum, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and very enthuastic, its reasonably priced and a great way to learn the history of Fort Lauderdale.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Albernetta K
Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for the weekend from NYC and wanted to see some of the historical parts of Fort Lauderdale. Went on a guided tour with a very informed and dedicated tour guide . Also took a tour of the artists studios with one of the artists(...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Olga Z
Reviewed May 20, 2019

Just wanted to see what they offered. I like old Florida Cities. This museum was just too small to address the old past.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are always open to suggestions for improvement and would welcome your comments.

Reviewed May 14, 2019

Interesting exhibits in three different building makes this visit worthwhile. If you live in Fort Lauderdale as I do, their events are great fun and educational as well. The local participation is impressive. I've also attended business meetings that were very well managed in beautiful...More

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2019

Thanks so much for taking this time to review us. We hope you'll visit again soon!

Reviewed May 13, 2019

We visited the museum on a whim. Booked the guided tour. Was pleasantly surprised. The tour guide, Carolyn, was patient and knowledgeable. The New River Artist Co-Op on the 3rd floor of the hotel was out of this world, amazing. Such talent displayed there and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking time to review our museums. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you will return again.

Reviewed May 11, 2019

Spent the night by the New River Inn with beautiful views of the river. Leaned a lot about the history of Ft. Lauderdale and the early economy of trading goods on the River.

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks so much for taking time to review!

Reviewed May 10, 2019

This is a place that welcomes the visitor who just wants to see what the original buildings in Fort Lauderdale looked like in their restored condition. At the same time, it is an academic campus with wonderful historical resources to study and learn.

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Date of experience: April 2019
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

Thanks so much for the review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

It was fun and educational. The people are really welcoming. You watch a 8 minute long movie and then the lovely Miss Carolyn shows you around.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to review our museums. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting, not really what we expected. Local history buffs should be very proud. Current artists are not part of the history.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Patricia Z, General Manager at History Fort Lauderdale, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Thanks so much for your visit and taking time to review!

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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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