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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 2014
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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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Coquitlam, Canada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

we sat in the shade and listened while the docent explained the beginnings of fort lauderdale and this area to us - there was a nice breeze coming up off the intercoastal waterway and the lizards were running all over - - the house itself is really well done and complete the story makes it all come alive - there... More

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Hollywood
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You can see this in less than an hour. Nice to see how the pioneers lived. Nicely preserved... but hemmed in by modern development and hard to park nearby. Do it if you're already planning a day on Las Olas.

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Tamarac, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My first contact with Stranahan house was with the mad hatter tea party...what fun! Made me want to come back...and I did. Took the tour of the house...steeped in history !..What ? there is more ?...yes there is .. I even took the river ghost tour...So much to do ...and the staff could not be any better!... A fine place... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stranahan House is one of the truly hidden gems in Fort Lauderdale. It is easy to forgot the rich history an culture of the metro-area, but Stranahan House has managed to preserve that for all of these years. From the architecture, to the antiques, clothing, and wonderful gift shop; The Stranahan House is a must see venue when visiting South... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The Stranahan House is a treasure of Fort Lauderdale, and not just because it is the site where the city began as its first trading post and post office. The House, which gives visitors a glimpse into the past, is more than a historic museum, it's a special place in modern-day Fort Lauderdale with a living history that is being... More

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Sunrise, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My family and I enjoyed taking part in the Holiday River Tour. The house tour was incredibly interactive and the characters were very entertaining.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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