Fort Lauderdale Maritime History: Pioneer House Museum Tour
293 Ratings
Fort Lauderdale
Explore the rich maritime history of Fort Lauderdale on a tour of the Pioneer House Museum. Discover the Seminole culture, pioneer exhibits, and more in this engaging experience.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • History Fort Lauderdale - 3 museums & lushly landscaped park on the banks of the New River. The historic heart of Fort Lauderdale.
What's Included
  • Children aged 0-6 can join for free
What's Not Included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Drinks
Additional Information

You kick off with a brief video display at the premier museum. Post the video, your escort takes you on an abbreviated stroll alongside the New River. You get to see the Pioneer House Museum, followed by the 1899 Replica Schoolhouse Museum, before coming back to explore the Seminole traditions, naval history, and settler displays at the main repository. All three museums are beautifully situated on the scenic banks of the New River, right in the downtown area of Fort Lauderdale.

  • 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.
231 SW 2nd Ave
Southwest 2nd Avenue
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.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Mar 17, 2024
Unbelievable History!! - The guide was very interesting and really knew the history. I would recommend this tour. If you want to know the history of Fort Lauderdale this is the place to visit.
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Mar 15, 2024
Nice place to spend 2 to 3 hours. - This is the right place to be if you want to know everything about the history of Ft. Lauderdale. We loved the entire tour and especially the art exhibition on the third floor of the museum.
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Mar 5, 2024
A fantastic find - Went there while traveling for work. The buildings are amazing and the staff even better. My tour guide really made the history come alive. Well worth the trip.
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Mar 4, 2024
New river inn museum - Took a walk along the Riverwalk and came across this museum. Some very cool artifacts and historical information. It was not expensive and a good thing to do to pass the afternoon.
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Feb 29, 2024
Museum tour and artwork - Great place to learn about local history including the natives plus an added bonus of seeing art studios of local artists on the third floor.
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Feb 25, 2024
Interesting Peek into Ft Lauderdale’s history - Three historical houses in the Riverwalk area of Ft Lauderdale. The docent was very knowledgeable and passionate, and very generous with his time. In addition to the historical houses and the museum exhibits in the largest building (which were varied and engaging), the surrounding area along the riverwalk is full of other interesting sights, as well as restaurants. There is a free water taxi along this section of the river. Overall, this is well worth a visit!
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Feb 20, 2024
Great for locals Sam at this - Was wonderful to be tourist at my own town. Colleagues from work joined together to learn a little bit about our Fort Lauderdale history. Was wonderful and we are all planning on returning with our families.
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Feb 20, 2024
Great to see - It was a great place to visit. We did the self guided tour which did not include the school house or other building. Wish it was available for self guided tours as well but the museum was full of information.
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Feb 19, 2024
Excellent history / side trip in Fort Lauderdale - In Fort Lauderdale? Definitely worth a trip to the Old Fort Lauderdale Village / King Cromartie House and the rest of History Fort Lauderdale. We enjoyed a tour on the first day, but decided to go back the next day to see more of the historic buildings and to walk along the river. Many thanks to Daniel Smith - our tour guide and a wealth of knowledge about Fort Lauderdale's history!
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Mar 11, 2024
Learning about my roots - Such a beautiful historic site! There is lots of history and the guide was very knowledgeable. There was a nice house tour and we got to see the old school house. I got to learn more about my Fort Lauderdale roots.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024