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Stranahan House

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Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Address: 335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
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
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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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Fort Lauderdale's humble beginning

I really enjoyed the tour of the Stranahan House with our docent, Nancy. She was very knowledgeable about many things and passionate about the preservation of the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bridgeton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the tour of the Stranahan House with our docent, Nancy. She was very knowledgeable about many things and passionate about the preservation of the history represented there. She answered all our questions thoroughly. The house is currently being dwarfed by a GIGANTIC highrise going up only a few feet away that I hope doesn't swallow it! It... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was a Sunday afternoon. The house is beautiful and the history of why it's there is interesting. The "Lady" of the house outlived the husband. She did not sit around in desperation waiting to lose her home. She was involved with so many aspects of the community, you wonder if she ever rested! Our tour guide, however, needed... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of history and everlasting beauty. It is a place to learn about the beginnings of Fort Lauderdale and it's famous citizens. The historians are amazingly knowledgable and friendly. They have been working at the house for many years and enjoy their job. I visited right before Halloween and it was a lot of fun. Christmas time is incredibly beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful glimpse into to the early life of Fort Lauderdale. A very interesting bit of history. I enjoyed the docents' stories about the Stranahan family.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're taking a look at Las Olas or getting lunch there then Stranahan House is definitely worth a visit. A few yards from Las Olas and dwarfed by new condo buildings you can take a step back in time to where it all started. Tours are only in the afternoon and the house is only small but our guide... More 

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Long Melford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably my favourite visit was to Stranahan House. It is a tiny house, on the riverside,between the skyscrapers. It was once the home of the Stranahan family, and before that a trading post for the Indians that came down the river. The furniture and fittings are all contemporary with the age of the building, and some of the photos on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a house which belonged to first family who stayed, they have preserved everything and good for someone who appreciates to go through history & knowing what this family did for community.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was great and had some great details of the beginning of Fort Lauderdale. It was great to see this home and how different the lifestyles where in the period. Also a great place to hold an event. A must see for sure.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stranahan House is one of the historic sites still standing amongst the new giants. Nestled in the heart of downtown sits this wonderful home that has been preserved with great care. Once the center of commerce and trading along the River, this quaint place gives you an idea of what the OLD Fort Lauderdale was back when.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting. Fun to see the history of Ft Lauderdale. It is run by volunteers who are very nice, knowledgeable and helpful. Fun and informative tours.

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