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Stranahan House

335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Downtown Fort Lauderdale)
954-524-4736
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This is the city's oldest building.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you want tk know about Fort Laudeedale History without going to a Museum and same time you dk lunch and shopping same day, please go to Stranahan House, very well preservaded. Its right in the heart of Downtown/Las Olas blvd, you willnot miss it. You will find out the reason why Fort Lauderdale it has so many canals...now called... More

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stranahan House is the home of Fort Lauderdale pioneers Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Built in 1901 as a trading post and converted into a residence for the Stranahans in 1906, the house is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County.

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Four of us went on this tour which includes a history of the home and a walk about the home itself. The history behind this house is quite amazing and the tales that are behind the supposed ghost sightings are intriguing. As part of this tour you ride on a water taxi with guest host "John". He regales you with... More

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

What a great place to relax, watch the boats and relax. beautiful place to spend a day Take a boat tour and of course book a tour of the house as well

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atlanta
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Stranahan House has been a part of my personal history since WAY BACK...my family use to go there for dinner after church. It provides wonderful memories for me. There was always some of the treasures to see from the Seminole Indians who use to come there to trade many, many years ago. I had not been to see it... More

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This quaint house is a great place to stop in. Our tour guide was excellent and told us so much about the history of this house and Stranahan family. We started with a self guided tour of the outside of the house and it's beautiful water front garden, next we went through the house with our tour guide. This house... More

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Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Hard to find due to construction site next door but well worth the visit. Guided tour was comprehensive and loaded with local history. Glad we visited.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stranahan docent gives an hour tour with tidbits of area history. Pleasant, but after 30 minutes you're ready to move on.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Good history of Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Needs more parking and signs for finding it, it's tucked away.

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

I move to Fort Lauderdale in 1958. Boy, has the place changed over the years. I think the Stranahan house is particularly important to visit to appreciate the "old Florida". Fort Lauderdale has been swamped with pricey restaurants, cars and condominiums. It's hard to imagine what it was like not too long ago. You owe it to yourself to visit... More

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