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Stranahan House

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Address: 335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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+1 954-524-4736
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13:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
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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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Significant History

The historical value of the Stranahan House is that it reveals how life was in the early 1900s, the legacy of Las Olas Blvd & how Mr. Stranahan contributed to its completion. John... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The historical value of the Stranahan House is that it reveals how life was in the early 1900s, the legacy of Las Olas Blvd & how Mr. Stranahan contributed to its completion. John is a wonderful tour guide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go to the Stranahan House since my husband and I love history and I wasn't feeling too good for the beach. We had found a wonderful place with history and lovely volunteers. We came at 11am but tours didn't start until the afternoon. The lady at the front desk was very accommodating, gave us a map of... More 

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Somers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house and it's predecessor trading post at the same location go back to the very beginnings of present day Ft. Lauderdale. The tour, given in my case by Merry (an excellent well informed docent), gives you a real understanding of Ft.Lauderdale's and of the role of this very interesting house. This should be the first stop of any one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built 1901 this is the oldest surviving house in Fort Lauderdale and is furnished with many original items. The tour was extremely interesting with very informative guide - an excellent way to spend an hour. It is easily accessible by Water Taxi. The house was beautifully decorated inside with Christmas trees, etc., when we visited in November 2016. Many thanks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was amazing, my mother and I loved it. All the staff are great, and give amazing educational facts on the home and its residents. Prices are great, and they really put a lot of time and effort into the home. If you haven't already you should go visit it. I do recommend waiting until all people leave and it... More 

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

Nancy was a very excellent tour conductress. The museum is very interesting, dating back to the very start of Ft. Lauderdale. We learned a great deal about the lives of the Stranahans, husband and wife. First the man settled and built of Dade Pine the first trading post. The woman was the first school teacher. When married they occupied, prospered,... More 

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

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of experiencing a guided tour by Gary Opper. I was with my daughter and I am so happy she was able to see such the beauty that is Fort Lauderdale architecture in the 1900's. This history of the area was as interesting as the story of the house itself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Water Taxi takes you within a block. Locals know it so ask if you cannot find it. Your ticket gives you a guided tour which is necessary to bring it to life. Tours operate for an hour on the hour at 1 pm , 2pm, 3 pm. Learn how Frank Stranahan set up a trading post in the wilderness,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good history of how Ft Lauderdale came to be and life here at the turn of the 1900's. It was amazing to see how the area looked, lived and grew so many years ago. They've done a great job restoring and capturing the history of the Stranahan family and the associated success and turmoil. You'll tour the house and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This house sits on the bank of theTarpon River. The walls and ceilings of the house are covered with beautiful, local wood. The story of the family that lived there was interesting and we enjoyed the tour.

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