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Stranahan House

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Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
History museums, Museums
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Address: 335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone Number: +1 954-524-4736
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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A Trip Back in Time

The house has been restored to its function in 1915. The wooden paneling is beautiful. Our guide explained that some of the original furnishings have been returned to the house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
AuntieFlo
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The house has been restored to its function in 1915. The wooden paneling is beautiful. Our guide explained that some of the original furnishings have been returned to the house. Our guide seemed to know everything about the house and family. He had stories to tell about the family and how the house was used as a restaurant. I'm glad... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you like history this is a place you'll want to go. Great and informational tour. Well worth the money.

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Ft Lauderdale
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I brought some friends to the Stranahan house who were from out of town and knew very little about Fort Lauderdale history. Our guide was entertaining and informative. We very much enjoyed the tour .

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Naples, Florida
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422 reviews 422 reviews
223 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Very interesting hour long tour of the house was loaded with information on the beginnings of Ft. Lauderdale and the original settlers. Tour guide was great, lots of tidbits but kept it moving too. Limited free parking.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fascinating tour of history and development of Fort Lauderdale and vicinity. This home built by a shipwright of local pine wood has survived to tell the story. The docent giving the tour was truly interested in bringing out the personalities of the Stranahans and their contribution to the history of the area. My friends were staying at a hotel next... More 

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wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

great place and tour-good value and a part of the history you would walk buy if it wasn't for tripadvisor

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Salem, VA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This home is the centerpiece of the 3 families that really founded Ft Lauderdale and were principally responsible for its early explosive growth. The Stranhans, Comartys, and Kings family history is amazing.

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Groton, CT
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170 reviews 170 reviews
51 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Nestled between high-rise resorts, this former trading post was where Ft Lauderdale began. The tour is fascinating and the decor authentic. Tours are in the afternoon on the hour and take about 45 minutes.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Volunteer guides did a superb job of answering questions and telling the city's early history at the spot where it all began.

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Long Island, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The tour was very interesting and informative. The house itself was very nice but a little small. Worth a visit.

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