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Fort Lauderdale - In addition to the beautiful surroundings, numerous historic sights, museums, chic sidewalk cafés and a 22-block long waterfront walkway all contribute to this city's captivating appeal. Fort Lauderdale, commonly referred to as "The Venice of America," is the yachting capital of the East Coast and the home of The International Swimming Hall of Fame. From shopping to deep-sea fishing, this city truly has it all.
Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum Fort Lauderdale
Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum FORT LAUDERDALE This museum chronicles the city's history from the early Seminole era to World War II. It also offers information about the city's historic district and a chronology of its development. Other exhibits feature scale models of historic structures, including a recreation of a Seminole village complete with arts and crafts. Next door is the King-Cromarty House and the New River Inn, both of which feature period antiques and a variety of displays. Guided tours are available.
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society was founded in 1962 to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. The Historical Society is progressing steadily toward the completion of an historic village that features the largest remaining collection of turn of the last century buildings remaining in Broward County. Located where Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railway crosses the New River on River walk, where the city began, it includes three historic buildings, a replica of the first schoolhouse in Broward County and a modern research and collections facility.
Hoch Heritage Center scheduled for completion by 2005, to coincide with the anniversary of the 1905 New River Inn, home to Old Fort Lauderdale Museum of History and the 1905 Philemon Bryan House, former home of Flagler’s right of way engineer, Old Fort Lauderdale Village already offers many programs and activities. These include: teaching children about pioneer life through hands-on reenactments, a museum of pioneer lifestyle, schoolhouse class programs, guided tours of exhibits in the museum of history, guided walking tours of the historic district and special events and lectures throughout the year.
Old Fort Lauderdale village offers many different programs and activities which include teaching children about pioneer life through hands on reenactments, a museum, school house class program for many different age groups, guided tours of the exhibits in the museum of history, guided walking tour of the historic district that endured lots of years of history and special events and lectures thought-out the many years of service to the community.
1095 - Philemon Bryan house, which houses the members of the administrative offices of the fort Lauderdale historical society.
1899 - Replica schoolhouse, a reproduction of broward county's first schoolhouse.
231 SW 2nd Ave, River walk, Fort Lauderdale 33301 · 954-463-4431
Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat-Sun noon-5pm