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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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Miss Nancy, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. The pine inside the house is beautiful and the authentic articles inside the house are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jake D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Miss Nancy, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. The pine inside the house is beautiful and the authentic articles inside the house are well-maintained. Recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great bit of history! The guide was knowledgeable. The home had lots of artifacts. It was nestled in a nice area for walking around, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took an amazing docent-guided tour through this wonderful old home and a slice of Fort Lauderdale history. I was fortunate enough to take a tour alone and had my guide, Tommy, all to myself! Tommy was very informative and entertaining. Jack, the property's caretaker, is a bookmark out of time for he actually new Mrs. Stranahan. He has a... More 

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Thank WaHiGuy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

House was beautifully built and restored. My children really liked the story of the Stranahans. Great learning for children of pioneers life style and local history. Thank you, Nancy!

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Thank Min G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This summer Nancy Greig led me, along with another fellow North Carolinian :-), on a tour of the historic Stranahan House museum. I enjoyed it thoroughly! I was impressed with how much Florida history Ms. Greig fit into this one tour and I thought the information she gave was a good mix of personal and larger-contextual. I stayed super interested... More 

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StranahanDirector, Manager at Stranahan House, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for your great feedback! We are grateful for the time Nancy and all our Docents spend to learn and share our history. She is truly passionate about the House and the family that lived here. We are happy you loved your experience with her. We apologize for any awkwardness you felt ending your tour in our... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful tour with an amazing tour guide. Such a nice afternoon. One of the most authentic homes we have toured.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on rivee walk on the north river near Law Olas is this quaint historic first house in Ft. Lauderdale. You will discover how this ferry crossing came to grow into the city. The history of the native Indians and how they lived with the new commers is very educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

House was very interesting , a lot to look at, house was in great shape!! If you like history and enjoy looking at old house this is a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ft Lauderdale's founding family and oldest building. Excellent docents with many details to share about this fascinating couple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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