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Stranahan House

335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
+1 954-524-4736
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Very Interesting!

We first heard about the Stranahan House while on the riverboat cruise the night before. We had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Walk around

Interesting to got walk around. Skipped the tour after talking to the staff. Rather off putting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Davis, California
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“early history” (9 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

We first heard about the Stranahan House while on the riverboat cruise the night before. We had some extra time and decided to check it out. The tour is short but extremely informative. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept everyone engaged. It was...More

Thank 828emilye
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Interesting to got walk around. Skipped the tour after talking to the staff. Rather off putting, fellow. Generally I love historic sites.More

Thank ColorfulClay
April K, Executive Director at Stranahan House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Historic Stranahan House Museum and leaving your feedback. We are sorry that your experience with us was less than perfect. Would you take a moment and share your thoughts with me via email at director@stranahanhouse.org or by calling 954-524-4736? I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Peter was a fantastic tour guide. He is so knowledgeable of the Stranahan house and the family. He knows the history of the area way back into the 1800's including the Seminole Indians role in the school. My husband and I really enjoyed this one...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nicest people run this non profit and there gift shop is a gold mine of locally made treasures. Make sure you say Hi to John, he is the heart and soul of this place, and he may even let you ring the bell!

Thank Valerie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best ways to learn about Fort Lauderdale and the Stranahans. Peter was an amazing and interactive guide. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to dig deep into Fort Lauderdale's history.

Thank FortheBooty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Stanahan House is very unique in its history and ghosts. The guides are very informative. If interested in the beginning of Fort Lauderdale this is a must see.

Thank esthermm111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was nice to do but if you have active children I wouldn't recommend. It would be like them going to a china shop. We really enjoyed it and all the history with it.

Thank Minda W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well maintained and run historic property. You will learn a LOT while touring. Beautifully situated on the New River. Make for a lovely afternoon in the downtown/Las Olas area.

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our hour-long tour of Stranahan House. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny, and the house, which is decorated to period, is both beautiful and an interesting trip back in time. I wish more people were aware of the amazing history...More

Thank SouthernHospitality2
Reviewed 22 August 2017

What a really great place. A fantastic story lovingly told by the ladies of Stranahan House (special thanks to Doris and Rodika). My wife and I were gripped by the storytellers from beginning to end. Would strongly recommend it for anyone interested in the early...More

Thank HungryFromDurham
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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
19 September 2016|
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Response from kathymc2017 | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry, I do not remember, but I thought it was reasonable.