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Stranahan House

Address: 335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Downtown Fort Lauderdale)
Phone Number: +1 954-524-4736
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the City's oldest surviving structure. The story of the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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.

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Long Island, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A wonderful gem of a museum right on the edge of the Stranahan River. The only original building in the area. Lovingly restored with many of the original furnishings and many other same timed pieces. Our guide Doris is a walking encyclopedia of the history of the origins of Ft Lauderdale. Local info books have $2 off admission coupons. Easy... More 

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San Diego, California
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Doris took us on amazing trip through the history of Fort Lauderdale via the stories of Frank Stranahan and his wife. Her passion and fascination with history touches her audience and you leave wanting to know more. The house is amazing with wood walls and ceiling and floors. Doris answers all your questions and seems to know the tiniest details.... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The house itself is pretty understated but the history is very interesting. Would recommend visiting and doing one of the famous tours (evening ghost etc). The staff are full of cool information and stories. The also have a little boutique where you can buy local craft wares at reasonable prices.

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FORT LAUDERDALE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband and I went on a Bus Trip from Oakland Park. Great time was had by both of us. We often passed it on the Water Taxi but never went it. We have gone back at Christmas Time when the House is all Decorated. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely. There is so much History here and that is right up my... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Must see to understand the history of the area. Small but very wonderful stop while you visit Las Olas

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Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Interesting look at the first trading post/house in the area. Had a private tour with a docent from Scotland! Not heavily visited, but worth it for history buffs. Place is very well kept, with many original objects and photos.

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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I love history and always try to seek out historic sites when traveling. In Fort Lauderdale, we stumbled across the Stranahan House. This is the oldest home in Fort Lauderdale, which was the home of one of the first residents of Fort Lauderdale. Our docent had worked at the Stranahan for 27 years and was a wealth of information on... More 

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San Diego, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

As a historical tourist, I seek out places of historical significance to the cities I visit. Some of these places are widely known. Others, however, are quite obscure. The Stranahan House is on of those "gems in the rough." The Stranahans was one of the early pioneer families that came to Ft. Lauderdale and set the community on the course... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I purposefully waited a few days to think about the tour before reviewing. The more I think about it the more annoyed I get about it. Halloween is the one day that a ghost tour should be perfect, and this one wasn't. The groups were too big even when split into two. On two occasions we did not know where... More 

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