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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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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.

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

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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North Haven, CT
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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A bit of history and beautiful archectiturehomes in this areas love the walks and the plants stop by and enjoy.

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was an awesome place to visit. It has such an intriguing history and the tour was so interesting thanks to our amazing guide, Nancy. My boyfriend and I went on a weekday for the 3 PM tour and were the only people, so we got a private tour of the house. I would recommend going on a weekday so... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I am a history geek and no vacation is ever complete until I get my 'history fix.' The Stranahan House Museum was a true delight. I have seen many house museums over the years, but it was Nancy Grieg who made this one stand out. I was the only one on my tour and I truly enjoyed her knowledge and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I like to find out about the early history of a city upon my first visit. This house certainly fit the bill. This is the oldest standing structure in Ft. Lauderdale and site of the first American settlement in the area. A gorgeous home, albeit don't compare it to something like the Biltmore, with a nice setting on the New... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The house is beautiful, beware the expensive food. It is interesting to see what little remains of old Florida

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This house belonged to the founding couple of Fort Lauderdale. The docent gave a thorough account of the Stranahans and how they were involved with starting what is now known as Fort Lauderdale. You get a pretty good idea on what this area was like before all of the multi-story skyscrapers came to town. At the end of the tour... More 

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Additional Information about Stranahan House

Address: 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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