As residents of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we are incredibly proud of our community, and its rich
cultural history. We’d like to take some time to highlight some other Fort Lauderdale attractions
that you can enjoy with the whole family!
NSU Art Museum – located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, The NSU Art Museum is home to
diverse and innovative collections of art from around the world. Founded in 1958, NSU Art
Museum aims to provide opportunities for individuals to access, learn from and be inspired by
exceptional art from across the globe, and from different time periods. They have used their vast
space (83,000 square feet, to be exact) to house over 6,000 works of art. They boast a wide
array of collections that feature artists ranging from the American realist, William Glackens, to
post-WWII, avant-garde artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam.
If you are passionate about art and culture, be sure to stop by one of Fort Lauderdale’s favorite
Stranahan House & Museum – Stranahan House was constructed in 1901 by Frank Stranahan
and his wife, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, Ft. Lauderdale’s Founding Father and first school
teacher, respectively. It is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County and has served
multiple purposes in the county’s history. The Stranahan House & Museum is committed to
telling the fascinating story of the birth of our community through the Stranahan’s lives and the
beautiful home they created.
Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the rich history of Fort Lauderdale through this
gorgeous wood-frame vernacular structure, with wide porches and a stunning view of the New
Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum – This museum was established with the goal of
preserving the history of the Packard Motor Co., and to demonstrate the progress of American
engineering. With 22 Packard motor cars in working condition, The Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car
Museum is proud to show some of the finest cars ever made. The 18,000 square foot building
also contains thousands of pieces of memorabilia, and a separate gallery dedicated to the life of
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and so much more.
See some of the finest automobiles in the world first hand at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car
Museum. You won’t be disappointed!
Flamingo Gardens – Flamingo Gardens is home to one of the last natural jungle growths in
South Florida, with over 3,000 tropical and subtropical plant species, including the largest tree in
the state of Florida. Their Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to over 90 native species,
making it the largest collection of Florida Native wildlife in the state! The Flamingo Garden’s
mission is to depict, preserve, and provide education about the natural and cultural heritage of
South Florida and the Everglades.
These beautiful gardens, wildlife sanctuary, and historic Wray Home Museum have been
delighting visitors of all ages for 90 years. Don’t miss this fun and educational South Florida
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society – The Fort Lauderdale Historical society is dedicated to
preserving and sharing material from Ft. Lauderdale’s past so that present and future
generations can stay connected to and inspired by their predecessors, and plant their own roots
in our community. The Historical Society includes a 1907 house museum and three other 1905
historic structures, as well as a museum of changing and permanent exhibitions. They also offer
docent-lead and self-guided tours 7 days/week.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the fascinating history of South Florida at the Fort
Lauderdale Historical Society on your next visit!
We hope that you’ll consider some of these exceptional attractions in addition to Bonnet House
Museum & Gardens on your next visit! We are incredibly proud of our community and all that it
has to offer. Happy exploring!