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Stranahan House

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Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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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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Thank you Nancy for a wonderful tour. We learned so much about the history of Ft. Lauderdale. Everyone should take the tour to learn about the beginnings of the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Thank you Nancy for a wonderful tour. We learned so much about the history of Ft. Lauderdale. Everyone should take the tour to learn about the beginnings of the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was included with our tour but we were disappointed. It is very typical of an old bldg in many cities.

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StranahanHouse, Manager at Stranahan House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our location. I am a bit confused by how this was "included with your tour"? Were you part of a traveling tour group (bike tour, walking tour, segway tour, etc) that also had access to the museum? This is not the type of tour our museum offers so I would like to get a... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love historic home tours and Stranahan House does not disappoint. So much history! Wonderful stories of Florida "pioneers" - the fearless men and women who settled the area, trading with Seminoles, educating and enduring. Stop in and enjoy this lovely little piece of Fort Lauderdale history!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very serene. I love the outside atmosphere, because I love being around water. You can sit and look across the water and relax. The place is very old but well kept. People were starting to come for some sort of event so we left.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of the last pieces of old Fort Lauderdale. The history is nicely preserved, the gardens are beautiful!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Only on Sunday night you get a wonderful tour of the house and then a lovely cruise down the New River with all the history of the city and it's possible ghosts. A must see tour.

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Hernando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A beautiful, interesting historic treasure. Our docent gave us a fabulous tour that we didn't want to end. The Stranahan House is an old pioneer home with lots of good stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We decided to go see the Stranahan house after a water tour the day before. I had no idea how wonderful it was going to be. We were the only people on our tour and we had an amazing tour guide. This was his second job. His primary job is flying for Fedex or something similar. He gave us so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Came here with my cousin who is very into History. It was so much fun learning how this era and seeing the old architecture and furniture inside the house really made me feel like I was going back in time. The tour lasted a little under an hour. The tour guide was super nice. I would recommend this to anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We went for a visit to the Stranahan house last thursday, we were late in the afternoon and the tour should have already started, but me and my friends still got a private tour from the nicest lady Nancy Greig. It was such a impressing house and history, it just felt like we were going back in time. A beautiful... More 

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Additional Information about Stranahan House

Address: 335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone Number: +1 954-524-4736
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale>  > Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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