Fort Lauderdale
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History Museum, Pioneer House Museum & Schoolhouse Museum

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  • 1 to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Visit three historic museums on a guided walking tour in Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Science district. Follow a local guide to the 1899 Replica Schoolhouse Museum, the1905 New River Inn, and the 1907 King-Cromartie House. All locations are located on the banks of the New River with plenty of restaurants nearby for you to enjoy after your tour.
  • Guided walking tour of three historic museums
  • Entrance fees included
  • Central location with restaurants nearby for after the tour
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors

What's Included

  • Child 0-6 are FREE
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 231 SW 2nd Ave
    231 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA

    Our main museum (housed in the historic New River Inn) is on the north bank of the New River where the River meets Flagler's Railroad.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible, except the second floor of the New River Inn and the King-Cromartie house. ADA STQRY app (in multiple languages) available for all guests to view 2nd floor exhibits on their personal smart phones or tablets.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during History Museum, Pioneer House Museum & Schoolhouse Museum?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during History Museum, Pioneer House Museum & Schoolhouse Museum?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during History Museum, Pioneer House Museum & Schoolhouse Museum?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during History Museum, Pioneer House Museum & Schoolhouse Museum?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Reviews
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199 reviews
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Fun history of Fort Lauderdale
Leslie_K, Nov 2022
Another interesting romp through the history of Fort Lauderdale, with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. The river area is also fun to visit afterwords.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
So glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the great review!
My experience with Historical ft Lauderdale
Barb_B, Nov 2022
Daniel was a wonderful warrior who showed us and gave us the great stories from fort Lauderdale's beginnings. So grateful for his commentary and his understanding of fort Lauderdale's history
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dan is a treasure. So glad you think so too. Thanks for taking time to review!
Reliving History
Debra_U, Mar 2022
Our docent, Carolyn, was a wealth of information and her passion was evident from the start. We enjoyed all of her stories! We wished we could have started with the history of Fort Lauderdale. We walked through that part ourselves before the tour and it would have been great hearing it from her, before we ran out of time.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Carolyn loves telling our stories and we're pleased you enjoyed your time with her. Thanks for taking time to review us!
Nice couple of hours touring old Florida
Meg_N, Feb 2022
Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Lots of information about old Florida and wonderful to see the old furniture and artifacts.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking time to review us!!
Wonderful History of Fort Lauderdale
Patty_C, Nov 2021
My father-in-law, husband, and I enjoyed leaning about the history of Fort Lauderdale on our docent guided tour. Our docent guide Daniel is a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. After a fact-filled video about the history of Fort Lauderdale, Daniel expanded on the information, sharing stories about prominent people in Fort Lauderdale’s past. He toured us through the History Museum, the Pioneer House, and the Schoolhouse Museum, explaining the history of the buildings and the people who used them. Our tour was at 3:00 pm, at the end of the day, and Daniel apologized for being a little rushed since the museum closes at 4:00 pm. He has so much information to share that it does take some time! We could have had a little more time to explore the Pioneer House, but he did allow us to stay late and explore the upstairs exhibits at the History Museum while he and others began cleaning and preparing to lock-up. I would suggest an earlier tour time in case it allows a little more time to learn and explore. That said, it was a wonderful experience that all three of us enjoyed.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dan is our best storyteller. We're so pleased your enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking time to review!!
Fort Lauderdale history
Jane_F, Jul 2020
Great history of Fort Lauderdale. The video was helpful, but could be longer to include more recent history as well.
Response from Host, Sep 2020
Thanks for the suggestion. We're working on a new video. So glad you enjoyed your visit.
Ft Lauderdale
Natalie_M, Nov 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and was able to bring the history of Ft Lauderdale to life. There really was a General Lauderdale for which the city was named. There also is an area where there are working artists presenting there works.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you!!
Learning about the...
Susan_R, Nov 2022
Learning about the original families in the area. Very interesting. Glad we did the docent tour. Dan was great
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you!! We love Dan too.
Very informative tour...
Dennis_H, Oct 2022
Very informative tour guide personable and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend very interesting history
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you!!
History & Caroline
Sean_C, Feb 2022
The Guide Caroline brought the museum's history to life with her passion and storytelling ability. Frankly without her the visit would have been run of the mill. She is as essential to the Museums as they are to her
Response from Host, Feb 2022
We love Caroline, too! Thanks for visiting and for giving us a great review!
History of Ft Lauderdale
Emmanuel_V, Feb 2022
Told about the history of Ft Lauderdale and how it came to be. All the different buildings and artifacts seem to come to life when the stories are being told by Carolyn our docent.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking time to review us!
Hidden Gem
Heath_F, Jan 2022
Tour guide was awesome! The museum has plenty of information on Ft Lauderdale’s beginnings. The ladies at the museum are very proud of their center.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thanks for recognizing our terrific museum staff and for the great review!!
Remarkable!
MARILYN_B, Dec 2021
Enjoyed the many stories that the tour guide shared about all the families that contributed to the history of Ft Lauderdale. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about them.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Our guides are the best storytellers! Thanks for taking time to review us!!
Best Historical Tour in Fort Lauderdale
VIOLET_M, Nov 2021
Great docent, Dan, made the tour educational and fun! We had a wonderful tour and I would recommend this tour to all.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
We love Dan too! Thanks for taking time to review us!!
Local knowledge
Greg_A, Sep 2021
The docents know a lot about the history of the area and are really passionate about sharing it. It’s amazing how little was here only 100 years ago.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Thanks for taking time to review us!
Relaxing and informative
Andrew_K, Jul 2021
Very Pleasant and informative Very Clean knowledgeable guide. Parking is confusing. Hopefully the surrounding community recovers
Response from Host, Jul 2021
So glad you enjoyed your visit! We're hoping our restaurant partners come back as well. Thanks for taking time to review us!
Love learning the history of a place I’m visiting
Ann_T, Mar 2021
Interesting finding out how the area was first settled and the backgrounds of the families involved.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Thanks for reviewing us!
Great insights
Juny_B, Feb 2021
How change happened in South Florida/Broward county and which families were part / and made it happen.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Thanks for reviewing us.
Wonderful informative tour
Laurie_F, Jan 2021
Wonderful guided tour of 3 small museums finishing up with a self guided portion. We got to speak with one of the artist in residents who guided us thru all the small galleries, we purchased 1 canvas and 2 multi media pieces, this was a great unexpected art of the experience!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2021
We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking time to review us.
Nice experience
maria_f, Jul 2020
a vero nce experience the host mr. Daniel is the best, we learned a lot about the first families who came to south Fl
Response from Host, Sep 2020
We're so glad you visited. Be well!

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