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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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Wonderful piece of history!

So glad I happened upon this historical gem during my trip to Ft. Lauderdale! So much history behind this place...Its a must see! Nancy, thank you for the wonderful tour, so full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So glad I happened upon this historical gem during my trip to Ft. Lauderdale! So much history behind this place...Its a must see! Nancy, thank you for the wonderful tour, so full of details about the history of this place! I enjoyed every minute of it!

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Fort Myers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice thing to do in downtown FtL for 1, 1.5 hrs. Oldest structure in the area, very well maintained, right on the river. Our docent Pat was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The staff does a great job with the place.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Living right near this historical site has been wonderful with their tours and exhibitions. It's a great place for children.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting place to learn about the early history of Ft Lauderdale. The guide was very informative and the house is maintained very well.

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Thank Bob L
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great find into the activities during the very early development of Ft. Lauderdale. The history about this house and family is really neat.

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Eustis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured the Stranahan House with a docent who really knew history and enjoyed sharing it. The house has been beautifully restored and is maintained very well. The only disappointment was the annoying construction noise from a huge building going up next door. I would recommend setting aside an hour and a half and see the beginnings of Ft Lauderdale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stranahan house is a gem of a museum with the private tour as a must. Our tour guide Gary was very entertaining and experienced. He made history come to life for the fascinating characters in the house as well as providing its significant context in the local community. Quite an informative and enjoyable visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ivy and Frank Stranahan's House on The New River is a gem. We were privileged to attend a recent tour led by the knowledgeable docent, Beverly Brown. We were totally immersed in the history of this pioneer couple who contributed so much to the founding of Ft. Lauderdale. I highly recommend taking a break from the beach to spend an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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 August 17, 2016 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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