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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
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+1 954-524-4736
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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Stranahan House

A historic gem a real look back in time. The tours are great I have been here numerous times. They do a lot of weddings, events, functions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Coral Springs, Florida
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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A historic gem a real look back in time. The tours are great I have been here numerous times. They do a lot of weddings, events, functions.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great little house just off the shore of New River. Our guide was passionate and really loved telling stories about Frank and Ivy the original owners. The tour was very informative and we learned a lot about the house and the history of the area. Glad we stopped in for a visit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here during their Christmas lights and boat tour. Lived in South Florida for 12 years without ever checking it out, but glad I finally did!! The tour was insightful while engaging the audience. Extremely informative and very interesting!

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La Verne, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the water taxi stop and right of Las Olas. Very interesting tour, a real step back in time to the early days of Ft Lauderdale. Worth a look!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stranahan house is a pretty boring site. It is a well kept home that is about 120 years old, with nothing inside that is worth a lot anybody's time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is on the water taxi stops and worth getting out and looking around. the home is wonderfully renovated and takes you back to early in the late 19th century.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just did a tour of the house. It is a beautiful old house with wood pine walls. The history of the area and the Seminole Indians was great to here. This is definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With all the glitz, sun and glamour of Fort Lauderdale, it is easy to forget the town,s origins . Bringing yourself down to earth is the Stranahan House, nestled right in the midst of the hustle and bustle. Stepping into this s structure takes you back around 100 years to a simpler and quieter time. The furnishings and ambience are... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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 28 November 2016

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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