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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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This was a great tour! Lori is a great docent! Highly recommend this as a place of historical education! Fascinating history, artifacts and small gift shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was a great tour! Lori is a great docent! Highly recommend this as a place of historical education! Fascinating history, artifacts and small gift shop.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Though a native of Florida, I have never visited the Stranahan House before this month. It's pretty easy to get to, tucked into a small lot on the New River at Las Olas. It's easy to overlook! High rises are under construction all around it. Go back 100 years and see what it was like to be a pioneer in... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice place to see one time. It's very small but gives an idea of what the houses were like back in the day.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A wonderful reminder of the early days of Fort Lauderdale. The tour guide Nancy Greig was very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A beautiful look into the foundation of Fort Lauderdale, conveniently located by one of the most interesting spots in the city, Los Olas Blvd.

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Tamarac, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We did this tour and had Tommy as a guide. First off, he was fantastic. He knew a lot about the history, and the house itself is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely worth a stop to hear about the history and see the house! Thank you for a wonderful tour!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A very enjoyable visit with the family to a fascinating historic building in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. The guide, Nancy Greig was very knowledgable and passionate about the subject, our teenage sons spoke about the visit for sometime afterwards. Highly recommend a visit if you are interested in history or not.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This well preserved historic home is right on the New River, and the touching story of Fort Lauderdale's first postmaster Frank Stranahan and his schoolteacher wife Ivy will intrigue you. We loved the antique fish plates in the dining room. Sit on the bench by the river and experience a cool peaceful break from today's South Florida. A little hard... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Walter was a wonderful guide for our tour of the house!! He was very informative and showed great enthusiasm for the Stranahan's and their history.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Loved going here on the tour, small but nice and filled with vintage stuff and old photos to give us an idea of what Fort Lauderdale looked like only 100 years ago when it was just Jungle and swamp. The guide was informative but talked like a bullet train, giving way too much information, we could've done with half that... More 

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