Located on the New River, the Fort Lauderdale History Center tells the story of the community’s history from the Tequesta Indians to Pioneers of Fort Lauderdale to the present day through its four historic structures. 1905 New River Inn, which houses the Museum of History and was the first local building to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
From I-95: Exit Broward Blvd., travel east on Broward toward downtown, turn right at S.W. Seventh Ave./Ave. of the Arts, turn left at S.W. 2nd St./Himmarshee, turn right before the railroad tracks onto S.W. 2nd Ave. Park in brick plaza on the right hand s
DescriptionThe New River Inn was the first working hotel in Fort Lauderdale. This 1905 historic southern plantation is located on the banks of the New River. Indoor space includes the Inn dining room and the downstairs parlor. A full IT package with screen is installed in the dining room with ability to simulcast to parlor. The New River Inn is part of a 6 building historic campus. Outdoor space can accommodate up to 250.