South Florida

Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens stewards the legacy of the Bartlett and Birch families by preserving their historic estate and providing programming tha ...

Free: Yes
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Copenhagen Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve

The steamship SS Copenhagen rests in the clear blue water off Pompano Beach where it sank in 1900 after crashing into a reef. Dedicated to the preserv ...

Deerfield Beach Old School House

The Deerfield Beach Old School House was designed by A. E. Lewis and built by Edgar S. Tubbs in a combination of Mission and Mediterranean Revival sty ...

Free: Yes
Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
323 N.E. Second Street, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society brings the history of greater Fort Lauderdale to life through education, research and preservation for the enri ...

Free: Yes
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
219 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Fort Lauderdale Riverfront Cruises

Venice of America narrated Boat Tour from the Las Olas Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale. See homes of the rich and famous, Port Everglades, Cruise Ships a ...

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
300 SW 1st Ave Ste 106, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse is located on the north side of Hillsboro Inlet, midway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, in Hillsboro Beach, Florida ...

Free: Yes
Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
907 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, Florida, 33062
Himmarshee Historic District

Himmarshee Historic District is the oldest section of the commercial downtown. It includes early 20th century businesses located along the north and s ...

Free: Yes
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
Jungle Queen Historical Riverboat

Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruises was started in 1935 by Al Starts and consisted of a few small sightseeing boats that gave sightseeing tours through the ...

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
Linear Park Trail

The Linear Park Trail travels east to west for eight miles along the north bank of the south New River Canal. Traveling westward from the Turnpike, th ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
Extensive access locations: Please see one of the mentioned sites for exact address,, Davie, Florida
Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center

At 164.8 acres, this site is one of the largest natural areas managed by Broward County Parks and Recreation. As recently as a century ago this elevat ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
3501 S.W. 130th Ave, Davie, Florida, 33330
Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale

Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale (NASFL) was built on the site of Merle Fogg Field in 1942 as part of the national defense program; serving as one am ...

Free: Yes
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
4000 West Perimeter Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33315
Old Davie School Historical Museum

See life as it was for the pioneers of Davie and western Broward through artifacts, photographs, and hands-on activities. Tour the historic Davie Scho ...

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
6650 Griffin Rd, Davie, Florida, 33314
Old Dillard Museum

The Old Dillard Museum is located inside a historic school house, where permanent and rotating exhibitions highlight the past and current cultural con ...

Free: Yes
Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
1009 NW 4th St., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33311
Plantation Historical Museum

It is the mission of the Plantation Historical Museum to preserve the history of the City of Plantation.

Area: South West (Weston/Davie/Plantation/ Sunrise)
511 North Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, FL, 33317
Sailboat Bend Historic District, The

The Sailboat Bend District is located in the southwestern section of the City. It is the largest of the three districts and includes more than 550 bui ...

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
Sailboat Bend Civic Association PO Box 1021, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33302
Sample-McDougald House

In many parts of the country a one-hundred-year-old house would attract little attention, but in South Florida, a century takes us back to the beginni ...

Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
450 NE 10th St, Pompano Beach, FL, 33060
Seaboard Air Line Railway Station

Under the management of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society, the South Florida Railway Museum is located in the historic former Seaboard Air Line S ...

Free: Yes
Area: North East (Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach)
1300 W. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33442
Stranahan House Museum

Stranahan House is the oldest building in Broward County, Florida. This is the story of a family, a house, and a city. This is where it all began. The ...

Area: South East (Fort Lauderdale)
335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301