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Stranahan House

335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
+1 954-524-4736
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A real hidden gem- superb tour guide

Visited here on January 10 for the 3pm tour and I believe our guides name was Chris? He is a very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Glastonbury, Connecticut
Amazing museum of local history

Museum provides a very genuine, authentic perspective on some of the people that built and made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donald B
Trophy Club, Texas
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
+1 954-524-4736
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here on January 10 for the 3pm tour and I believe our guides name was Chris? He is a very young man and he conducted a truly fabulous tour for our group, thanks again! Loads of fascinating history about Fort Lauderdale, the new River,...More

1  Thank NewEnglandTraveler23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum provides a very genuine, authentic perspective on some of the people that built and made Florida what it is today. The story of the Stranahans, their ups and downs, their successes and failures and their unique contribution to the Seminoles is spell binding. One...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit and go back in time. Learned a lot ! I was not aware that there was never a treaty between the government and the Seminole Indians. Awesome stories told by our tour guide. Also met the caretaker when we were there...More

Thank gardens100883
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the Stranahan House. It is truly a step back in time in Ft. Lauderdale. Since we were last here they have built a huge condo right next to it. There it sits among this giant building. Still special and worth a visit.

Thank Patty B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great tour by docent Peter Wheaton. Very knowledgeable . Provided a perspective of the first European settler to Fort Lauderdale and their interaction with the Seminoles.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We had an excellent tour and history lesson from our two guides at The Stranahan House in Fort Lauderdale. The staff were friendly and very helpful in answering all our questions. The cost is very reasonable and coupons are available at the house. Parking is...More

1  Thank George Patti W
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour of Stranahan House museum provided by Peter Wheaton. His presentation made me feel like I was part of Stranahan's environment. The tour was both educational and fun. The Christmas decorations in the house, the preserved items of furniture and personal belongings...More

1  Thank knowledgeistrue
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Stranahan House is one of the earliest pioneer homes of Fort Lauderdale. Mr Stranahan and his wife lived here on the beautiful New River. Mrs. Stranahan taught the young Seminole children here. Mr. Stranahan met his demise by jumping in the River. Many say this...More

1  Thank Jane A
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Tour a two story Victorian Era home of the Stranahan's. Cost is $12 ea. tour is about one hour. Volunteers give tours. Furnishings are not original. Only some pieces are original.

3  Thank cathye789
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Stanahan house. The guided tour by Peter was very informative about the family as well as the the history of the beginnings of Fort Lauderdale. Also, the house was already beautifully decorated for Christmas.

1  Thank wallbrenda0
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15 January 2018|
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Response from Bob499181 | Reviewed this property |
$12 for adults. Well worth the price for the one hour tour. The historian shared lots of history.
5 July 2017|
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Response from ralston | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know - didn't go on ghost tour.
16 March 2017|
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Response from April K | Property representative |
There is a small parking lot on-site for tour guests to park in. Sometimes we have events that use that space for set-up so parking is sent off-site to nearby garages or on-street parking. The Riverside Hotel is the best... More