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Stranahan House

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Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Address: 335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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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Tour of Stranahan House

Today I learned about Ivy Stranahan. She is a new hero of mine. I love learning about women who are strong and compassionate. Thank you Doris and Rodelia for the great job you did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Today I learned about Ivy Stranahan. She is a new hero of mine. I love learning about women who are strong and compassionate. Thank you Doris and Rodelia for the great job you did on telling this story. I would recommend this tour for everyone.

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Aventura, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a guided tour through this attraction, I like History so it was very interesting. The guide was very well spoken , friendly, and and she flat knew her stuff. On the water downtown near good parking , and you can walk the riverfront after the tour. This attraction is manned by volunteers and a small staff. It is... More 

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Thank Wardpo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful guide, Ms Greig , a lot of info. Starting with the naming of Ft. Lauderdale to the history of oldest trading post to home to restaurant. This building went thru many changes from 1901 to today. We had a wonderful time.

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Thank Ron B
Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history this is a great house to visit. It looks very small from the outside but once you walk inside there's plenty to see. The house is kept in great condition. The tour guides are volunteer and passionate about the house and the history of Ft Lauderdale. Tours are at 1, 2 and 3 PM. We just... More 

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Thank Marleee
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home, located on the New River, started out as a trading post, was later a home, and then a boarding house,. Our tour guide was really great. She pulled together the history of the area and the house in an organized and interesting presentation. The Dade County pine walls, floors and ceilings are a lovely reminder of this super-hardwood... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our volunteer tour guide was so friendly and passionate about the history of the house and former trading post. We live in south Florida and learned so much about the history of the area in general that we never knew. Now I know why they call a river thats been there all this time the "New River". Named by the... More 

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Thank FunKelly
Rye, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was quite pleasant and the tour was well conducted but this is not a recommendable historical sight. The view of the river walk is lovely. The house was very carefully restored and care given to preserving artifacts. School children might benefit fro seeing how people lived in the earlier part of the 1900.

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Thank Estell S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting history tour, with a good tour leader Nancy Greig. She told the story of Stranahan calm and good and answered all questions. And she kept the children busy with helping during the tour. So its was no problem to bring our 4 years daughter.

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Thank Christian I
Lake Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our docent, Nancy Greig, was very knowledgeable and articulate in explaining the history of the era, this home and of course Ivy and Frank Stranahan. Well worth your your time.

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this tour but made the mistake or choice to visit the Bonnet House first, so the Stranahan House was anticlimactic; however, it was very interesting nevertheless. Frank and Ivy Stranahan were true pioneers and, especially Ivy, quite philanthropic. There were many reproductions in this house, but the pine on the ceilings and walls was originall and was truly... More 

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