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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, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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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Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Fort Lauderdale
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not what you expect but worth the visit, right along the waterfront ( really riverfront ) a wonderful piece of history and great staff! After our tour we walked down Las Olas and had a nice lunch, so many great places to eat. We then spoiled ourselves @ Kilwins Chocolate and Ice Cream another Las Olas classic, I love the... More

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Loved this place. If your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or even friend is a history fan, bring them here for the tour. You will not be disappointed.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went there in the morning on the day we were leaving. Very disappointed that you cannot enter the actual buildings unless you take the tour, and the tours don't start until 1 PM. Walked the grounds but would have been nice to get in. They need earlier tours!

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Oakland Park; Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Simply The Best Way To Explore FTL history is through 🌺🌺🌺 The Stranahan House. 🌺🌺🌺 This tour is a Must-see tour. Whoever is running this place is on top of everything , not only do you learn about the history but if you choose to you can combine a ghost tour πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘». or a pirate ship adventure 🌊🌊🌊🐳🐳🐳 with the... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
65 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We always try to learn the history of an area we visit, and the guide at the Stranahan house does a wonderful job. The home is well preserved and the grounds are outstanding and quiet amongst the high-rises and congestion of Fort Lauderdale. Be sure to check the schedule so you can see this piece of history.

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Spokane, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

If you're interested in historic homes/buildings and in early city history and how places are founded, this is a good place to visit. Artifacts were authentic and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. It's interesting how the building is situated among high rise buildings. The parking lot is small, however, so if you have a larger vehicle you may have... More

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