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“Fabulous tour with Peter Wheaton”
Review of Stranahan House

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 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 were fabulous. Thank you, Peter and everyone, who csres about our history. You enriched my life with knowledge and wisdom of the past.

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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 historic home is "haunted". Be sure to take a docent tour and hop aboard the water taxi behind the home for a river trip of historic proportions.

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Reviewed 20 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.

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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.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Stranahan House is a historic gem located just off Las Olas Boulevard on the New River. Originally a Ferry to cross the river and the first Post Office, the Stranahan House was where it all began for Fort Lauderdale. Eventually it became an important trading post, a school, a restaurant, and now it's an enjoyable tourist attraction. Tours take about 1 hour. Admission Price. Reservations required. Parking Garage nearby. Note: There is a Cheesecake Factory across the street where you can dine before or after your tour.

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