Old Davie School Historical Museum

6650 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314 - United States

954-797-1044

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The Old Davie School Historical Museum brings to life to story of the Everglades frontier in the early 20th century. The 1918 Davie School has served as a school, town hall, dance hall, Broward County School Board office space, shelter during floods and hurricanes, and today is preserved as the Old Davie School Historical Museum. The unique building achieved listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

After restoration, the Old Davie School regained the integrity of its early years. The lower-level of the museum houses a restored 1920s classroom, and exhibits illustrating both the history of the pioneers’ westward movement into the Everglades and the town that became Davie. The campus also includes a reconstructed 1909 Pioneer Home, that reveals the realities of life on the Everglades frontier at the turn of the century, as well as the historic 1912 Viele Home and 1914 Walsh-Osterhoudt home, both relocated to the Old Davie School campus.

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The Old Davie School Historical Museum invites visitors to experience South Florida’s agricultural past, and its economically diverse region. With artifacts, photographs, articles and maps, a visit to the museum takes visitors back in time to experience the vibrant history that shaped this community.

Guided Tours at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm.

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