Outside the grand historic home visitors can explore our edible garden with seasonal heirloom and homestyle fruits and vegetables growing year-round. The garden features a variety of South Florida native edible plants, everyday vegetables, small fruits and herbs. This area displays sugar cane, Everglades tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, greens, beets, assorted herbs, edible and ornamental petals. This area is maintained in partnership with the Pompano Beach Garden Club, and will be used to host gardening, health eating and cooking classes coming this fall.
Admission to the Sample-McDougald House includes a guided tour of the 1st and 2nd floor of the home. Our docent-led tours last approximately forty-five minutes and include information about the history of the home and stories about its two resident families. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions along the way. The tour will take you through all the rooms on the 1st floor and three bedrooms upstairs to view items from our permanent furniture and artifact collections. Highlights on the tour include viewing the original dining room, living room and bedroom set of the Sample Family, music written by Mrs. Sarah McDougald, letters from John Sample, the older brother to Albert Neal, and a series of 1st generation entertainment appliances such as the mid-century Westinghouse combination TV/Radio/Record player console and 1930s era Majestic radio.