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Stranahan House

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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A must see for Ft. Lauderdale history

My husband and I took The water taxi in 2 Fort Lauderdale on Monday, August 24, 2018. We took a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vicki D
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Great guides for a pretty cool spot

They have lots of really neat events here and most are free! Such a peaceful and historic place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carrie F
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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...more
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335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
+1 954-524-4736
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took The water taxi in 2 Fort Lauderdale on Monday, August 24, 2018. We took a tour of the Stranahan house. It was the 1st house built on New River on the intercostal in Fort Lauderdale in 1901. It was built...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have lots of really neat events here and most are free! Such a peaceful and historic place right in the middle of bustling Las Olas. I love it.

Thank Carrie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide really knew a lot of history about the house, the family, and the city. She spent a lot of time with us answering all our questions and relaying interesting old stories.

Thank JiCiT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful little house and location. The tour guides were very knowledgeable. It was nice learning about the beginnings of Fort Lauderdale. The tour is a bit long and might not be the greatest for kids.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in Fort Lauderdale you should TOTALLY visit the Stranahan House. It’s located in the center of downtown (Las Olas). The Stranahan’s were an amazing couple that really set the foundation for Fort Lauderdale. The staff here are so kind and passionate. Hint: ask...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Wow... the Historic Stranahan House is a jewel in Fort Lauderdale...It was the home of Fort Lauderdale Pioneers Frank and Ivy Stranahan and was built in 1901 as a trading post and is the oldest structure in Broward County. You can go by boat, car...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I expected a bit more from the museum. I realize not everything in the house belonged to the family and we’re representative of the era but I was surprised by our tour guide on how much she indicated this or that was not really how...More

Thank Kenmarsam
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The Strananhan House looked like a nice place to visit, but they were doing repairs on the building. But the staff member there was still very eager to tell the Stanahan Family story and how they were pioneers in developing the area. I will definetely...More

Thank holylady29
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Is interesting to get to know how it all started in Fort Lauderdale. Good visit if you want to know about the area history.

Thank Judith R
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This little place is tucked inside such a neat location. Next to the gorgeous Riverside Hotel. We were only able to tour the grounds due to time constraints but so glad we did. Felt like you stepped back into time after crossing the gates. Wish...More

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Jim M
July 26, 2018|
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Response from 967maureenf | Reviewed this property |
I believe the ghost tours run most evenings.
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Bob499181 | Reviewed this property |
$12 for adults. Well worth the price for the one hour tour. The historian shared lots of history.
July 4, 2017|
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Response from kathymc2017 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I did not go on the ghost tour. The guide we had said he ran those tours though and he really had a love of the Stranahan house.