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Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

Mission Statement

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society brings the stories of our diverse community to life through educational experiences, cultural exhibits, research, and preservation for future generations.


  • To serve as stewards of the region’s heritage in an ethical, responsible manner.
  • To preserve and protect structures, collections, resources and rights of all donors.
  • To establish a focal point for Fort Lauderdale’s current historic district encouraging protection and positive productive use of structures in the area.
  • To build interest in, and understanding of, the community through innovative exhibits, educational activities and community events.
  • To inspire a greater appreciation of the fore bearers who discovered and built this unique region and to increase awareness of history we build our future upon.



Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

219 SW 2nd Avenue, 231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


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Accessibility Information

Hoch Heritage Center Research Library and Archive, main floor of the New River Inn building and the 1899 Replica School House are wheelchair accessible. The second floor of the New River Inn building and the King Cromartie House Museum are not wheelchair accessible.


Assisted listening system is available upon request for docent guided museum tours.


Street and metered parking available.



Operating Hours

  • Monday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



General Admission Prices

  • Accompanied children 6 and under FREE
  • History Museum self-guided tour $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $5 students
  • Three museum guided tour $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students
  • No charge for active and senior military members

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