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Stranahan House

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Address: 335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
Phone Number: +1 954-524-4736
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The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the City's oldest surviving...

The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the City's oldest surviving structure. The story of the Stranahan House is the story of a family, a house, and a city.

The Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale's founding father, and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area's first school teacher. The house has served as a trading post, post office, community center, town hall and home to the Stranahans. The Stranahan House has stood at the center of Fort Lauderdales growth since it was built and played a significant role in the economic and social life of this community.

Open daily for guided House tours at 1, 2, and 3pm. Special events, weddings, and holiday programs.

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Tour Guide Nancy Greig was wonderful

It was such an enjoyable tour of the historic Stranahan House in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This is certainly old Florida history at it's best.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was such an enjoyable tour of the historic Stranahan House in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This is certainly old Florida history at it's best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit is possible only as organized guided tour, it is run at 1,2 and 3pm daily. At the time we came there was no one else, so we received a private tour, which was great. Our guide was great, she knew every detail about the house. We are very happy we included the Stranahan house in our Fort Lauderdale... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked the River walk from the historical district down to Stranahan House and were glad we did. A beautiful old house full of history - it was decorated for Xmas and was stunning. How sad that the powers that be are allowing developers to build 2 huge blocks of apartments right up to the boundaries of the house. As... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first place I visited years ago before moving down here. This is the oldest house still standing in Ft. Lauderdale. It is a nice guided tour for a reasonable a cost (discount to children and seniors). The volunteers who work diligently to keep this place open really love this old (haunted) house. Don't miss this tour. Very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oddly squeezed between massive hotel/condominium/building sites the house exuded last century charm and curiosities. History came with the wood lined interiors and the quirky lay out. How I hated the out of character Christmas decoration everywhere. The guide indicated that it wouldn't have been so in Ivy Stranahan's time, so why offend both authenticity and I suspect the taste of... More 

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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built at the beginning of the 20th century by Frank Stranahan. It was used as a trading post, post office and meeting hall by locals. Furnished with lots of original items and features. Convenient location for the Water Taxi. Took the 1pm tour with guide Deb Wood, interesting and informative tour. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

9 of us, including two kids, toured the historic Stranahan House in Fort Lauderdale with Olivier as our guide. The house was built in 1901 and Olivier had great command of the history of the time and the house house and he had a sense of humor to boot. Stranahan was a merchant and ferried people across the river so... More 

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful historic home with an excellent guide. The grounds on the river are gorgeous. Interior of the home is full of interesting furnishings and artifacts. It's a must see visit when in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Although one of the oldest homes in Fort Lauderdale, this is way too expensive for even a peek. The home of Florida's original land boom (and first collapse), there is much history behind this house built in 1901, originally part trading post with the Seminole Indians and part community hall.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Go there if you only have limited time during an afternoon. Tours are at 1pm 2pm and 3pm. Costs are 12 dollar per person and it is really worth it. Do not expect a lot of entertainment. The guide informed us about the history of the family. Pretty interesting. It is a tour of approx 50 minutes thru the house.... More 

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