Sample-McDougald House

Basic Information

Address: 450 NE 10th Street, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Phone Number: 7543075446
Director: Lee Waldo

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Tuesday - Saturday / noon - 4pm

Field Trips at the Sample-McDougald House
Sample-McDougald House field trips are designed to be educational, fun and hands-on. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in activities focused on our Museum's history, organic gardening practices, the importance of biodiversity and community, and reconnecting with the nature through fun activities.

Grade Levels:
Group Type: K-12
Disabled Access:

Yes, parking, bathrooms and museum (museum access with elevator lift - first floor only).

Program Type:

We offer many options, depending on group size, age and skill.  We will work with you to design a day of special activities that will make your trip to the Sample-McDougald House memorable.  If there is something you had in mind that you don’t see listed please don’t hesitate to ask, we are always open to suggestions!
The following list of activities can be designed as either EASY or MODERATE level of difficulty group activity (ideal for grades K-5th):

  • Tour the Historic House
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Farm to Table Cooking Class
  • Honeybees, Pollination, and Our Food
  • Insects' Habitats and Homes
  • Plants and Their Edible Parts
  • All About Seeds
  • Water Preservation
  • A Day in the Life of A Flower

The following list of activities can be designed as either  MODERATE or ADVANCED level of difficulty (ideal for 6th graders to adults):

  • Tour the Historic House
  • Garden Planning and Design – Vegetable or Landscape
  • Seeding and Transplanting for the Garden
  • Creating Bird Habitats
  • Fresh Garden Salsa and Lemonade Party
  • Using Every Bit of the Plant: Dips and Spreads
  • Aromatherapy Spritzers
  • Flower/Leaf Pressing Part 1
  • Flower/Leaf Pressing Part 2: Bookmarks or Photos
  • Seed Legacy
  • Harvesting and Drying Herbs
  • Potpourri Making
  • All About Pineapples, make pineapple salsa
  • Dried Hanging Leaf Mobile
  • Honeybee Studies
  • Hand-dipped Candles
  • Aquaponics and Hydroponics
  • Current Agriculture Issues
  • Paint in the Garden
  • Farm to Table Cooking Class


Admission/Tickets: $12 per attendee
Registration: Via email: (see Group Requirements)
Food: Food not provided; brown bag picnic welcomed. Please remove all debris from our grounds, trash receptacles near restrooms available. Water fountains located next to the restrooms..
Length of Visit: 3 Hours
Student/Staff Ratio: 2 Chaperons per 10 Students / 1 Chaperon per Special Needs Attendee
Max. Group Number: 60
Group Requirements: Field Trip Logistics: Field trips can be scheduled between (noon to 4:00pm) Tuesday through Saturday and includes up to 3 hours of programming for groups no larger than 60 persons. Attendees will be separated in groups of 20 or less. The cost is $12 per attendee, we welcome groups under 10 persons but have a minimum of $120 fee. We allow up to 2 chaperons per every 10 attendees and if needed 1 chaperon per each attendee with special needs at no additional cost. We advise you to bring a cooler with refreshments. No food or drinks are allowed in the museum, picnicking is allowed as long as NO litter is left on our lawn. Reservations are not confirmed until we receive a non-refundable 20% deposit. Full payment is due upon arrival. We do not operate group programs if it is raining and will work with you to reschedule at your earliest convenience. We ask that all other changes to your date or group size are made 5 days prior to scheduled visit. Please email us the specifics of your group, include: 1. Your name, group or school name and best phone number to reach you. 2. Preferred Date(s) – please provide at least 2 dates 3. Arrival and Departure time 4. Preferred activities – Please let us know which of the attached activities you’d like to consider (plan 2 per hour for easy to moderate activity levels. Plan 1 per hour if you are looking for advanced difficulty group activities). 5. Number of participants 6. Average age(s) or grade(s) of attendees 7. Please identify any special accommodations your group might need. Any other details you’d like to share with us that will help us create a fun day for you!
Return Policy: We do not operate group programs if it is raining and will work with you to reschedule at your earliest convenience.
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: NO
Retail Store: NO
Reservations Needed: YES

Address: 450 NE 10th St Pompano Beach, FL. 33060
West of Federdal Hwy, East of Dixie Hwy
Located on the corner of NE 10th Street and NE 5th Avenue

Mission Statement:
Preserve, Interpret and Share our History and Culture.
The mission of the Sample-McDougald House is to preserve, interpret and share its history & culture.
Our Core Values:
Honor & Preserve Authentic Heritage
Teamwork & Collaboration
Excellence in Presentation
Integrity & Transparency
Inclusion & Diversity
Stay Relevant with Change
Facility History:

The Sample-McDougald House, listed on the National and Local Register of Historic Places, is a distinctive historic house museum known for its unique architecture, history and cultural background.

In many parts of the country a one-hundred-year-old house would attract little attention, but in South Florida, a century takes us back to the beginning of our communities' modern history. Unfortunately, we've lost too many of the pioneer structures as our agricultural lands have disappeared, to be replaced by an ever-expanding urban landscape. One hundred years after its construction, the preserved Sample-McDougald House is an important part of Pompano Beach's social, cultural and civic life. It connects current residents and visitors with our region's fascinating heritage.