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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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The Villages, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Interesting to go into a home built in 1900. Frank Stranahan was born in Vienna, Ohio in 1865, married Ivy in 1900, no children. She was a teacher to the Indian children. Frank died at 64, Ivy died in 1971 at 91. It's a must see and a great story.

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The house and it's story is a must see on your next visit to Ft Lauderdale. The guide was well informed and helped us get a sense of how life was in the 1800s.

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Montreal, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stranahan house was one of the attractions that I had planned to visit during my fist trip to Fort Lauderdale but that didn't happen as it was closed at that time (Christmas). This visit to Fort Lauderdale I was adamant on seeing the Stranahan house, and I certainly wasn't disappointed. I managed to make it to the last tour at... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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176 reviews 176 reviews
54 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On the Gold Coast, SE 6 Ave, right on New river. Built in 1901 as a trading post, to trade with the Seminole Indians, and the fur traders. This was the founding of Ft. Lauderdale by Frank & Ivy Stranahan. It's now a museum, some say haunted by Frank. It's downtown right off Las Olas. I have enjoyed my visits,... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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