The best museums in Fort Lauderdale in November 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Fort Lauderdale, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Sawgrass Recreation Park1

    Sawgrass Recreation Park

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
  2. Historic Stranahan House Museum2

    Historic Stranahan House Museum

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Stranahan House, nestled on the banks of the Tarpon River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a historic site that dates back to 1901. It was constructed by Frank Stranahan, a prominent figure in the region's early development. The house holds the distinction of being the oldest building in Broward County, offering a unique glimpse into the area's past.
  3. Nsu Art Museum Fort Lauderdale3

    Nsu Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, originally known as the Fort Lauderdale Art Center, has been a part of the city's cultural landscape since 1958. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the museum is a testament to the city's commitment to the arts and culture.
  4. Museum of Discovery and Science4

    Museum of Discovery and Science

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    The Museum of Discovery and Science is a prominent institution located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of science, making it an ideal destination for those with a keen interest in the subject. The museum offers a variety of exhibits and interactive displays that cater to all ages, providing an engaging and educational experience for visitors.
  5. Bonnet House5

    Bonnet House

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    The Bonnet House, also known as the Bartlett Estate, is a historic home located at 900 Birch Road in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This property was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on July 5, 1984, marking it as a significant site of cultural heritage and history.
  6. Fort Lauderdale Historical Center6

    Fort Lauderdale Historical Center

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    The Fort Lauderdale History Center, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a museum complex managed by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. The complex includes the 1905 New River Inn, a former hotel that now serves as the main museum of local history. This museum offers a unique insight into the history and culture of the region, making it a worthwhile visit for tourists interested in learning more about Fort Lauderdale's past.
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    International Swimming Hall of Fame

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    The International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum (ISHOF) is a unique destination located at One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It serves as a central point for the study of the history of swimming in the United States and around the world. The museum is operated by private interests and is recognized by FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) as the official hall for the aquatics sports.
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    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Vibrant art venue opened to anything novel and unexpected. Features amazing exhibitions of up and coming artists.
  9. Old Dillard Museum9

    Old Dillard Museum

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    The Old Dillard High School, also known as the Colored School or Walker Elementary, is a historic site in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is situated at 1001 Northwest 4th Street. This location is not just a school, but a significant part of the city's history, reflecting the educational journey of the African American community in the early 20th century.
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    Girls' Club

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    This well-established gallery has a quite unusual concept: it displays art created by women only. Very interesting exhibitions.

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