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Stranahan House

335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
+1 954-524-4736
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More Knowledge than your body has room for

This is one of the best ways to learn about Fort Lauderdale and the Stranahans. Peter was an... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Hallandale Beach, Florida
History Buffs

The Stanahan House is very unique in its history and ghosts. The guides are very informative. If... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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 2 October 2017

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.

1  Thank FortheBooty
Reviewed 29 September 2017

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 23 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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

1  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

1  Thank HungryFromDurham
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Going through a very historic early structure that has an abundance of personal momentos and photographs to enhance is made lively by docent Tom. The tour is a good way to learn Seminole and river and Everglades lore, plus catching up on how and why...More

1  Thank MrsG1492
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I was visiting from Scotland and thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The house was decorated for Christmas and, after the tour, we had an amazing trip on the intra coastal to see the magnificent homes all lit up for Christmas. The only downside was that our...More

1  Thank oilypool1
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect when I signed up for this tour. After all, as far as I was aware Fort Lauderdale is known for its beaches and party life, not for history. That's why this tour was such an eye-opener and a pleasant...More

1  Thank amfadamo
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very interesting place with lots of history of Florida around 1900. I loved it. Great place for tourists to see.

Thank debraw814
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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