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Stranahan House
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Stranahan House is quite lovely. An oasis in busy downtown Fort Lauderdale. Parking isn't easy, but once you find a spot, the house and grounds bring you back to a time before air conditioning and high rise apartments. This is a wonderful way to see early Ft Lauderdale and the gardens are beautiful in summer.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Stranahan House is a hidden gem on the Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Frank Stranahan, aka Mr Ft Lauderdale, was the first white trader who befriended the Seminoles and taught them the value of their wares and traded fairly with them.
His home was so well constructed it withstood many hurricanes.
But the real gem here is Nancy, our tour guide. She makes the house and its occupants come alive. Nancy will tell you what is original to the house and was able to answer all of our questions.
The tour is worth way more than the time and money spent!

1  Thank Dev J
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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 interesting to learn about the history of Fort Lauderdale. Another plus is the easy and free parking right on site!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

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

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April K, Executive Director at Stranahan House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

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 would love to learn how we can better serve our guests.

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April Kirk
Executive Director
Historic Stranahan House Museum

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 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 hour personal tour.

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