Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

Visit this graceful campus of historic buildings on the New River and be transported back to the early days of Fort Lauderdale. Admission to 3 museums is included in your tour: History Museum housed in the 1905 New River Inn with rotating visual arts exhibits in its downstairs galleries and Seminole, Military, Transportation, Archaeology and Pioneer History exhibits on the second floor. The King Cromartie House Museum is set as if the family will return at any moment for Sunday supper, with extensive antique furniture, doll, and toy collections. The Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum provides an 1899 one room school complete with period wooden desks and McGuffey readers. Some walking is required for this museum tour. More extensive historic walking and boat tours are available.