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“A taste of old Ft Lauderdale”
Review of Stranahan House

Stranahan House
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Owner description: 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.
Ft Lauderdale
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A taste of old Ft Lauderdale”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

If you are a history buff or just want to know a bit more about Ft Lauderdale this is a great place to go to.
It is convenient (Just off LasOlas near the Cheese Cake Factory) and the tours appeal to all ages.
They even do a ghoast tour in the evenings that includes a boat ride on the New River
An enjoyable to get to know old Ft Lauderdale

Visited April 2013
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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Diamond in the rough.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Thanks to George and Dottie for making this a special visit. Visit this attraction if you really want to understand what it took to establish a place of commerce in South Florida.

Visited March 2013
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A LOOK AT OLD FLORIDA”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very interesting look at the lives of people who lived here before it was well populated. The docent was fantastic; she really knew her stuff. So very interesting to see the history of an early entrepreneur. Loved every minute and will probably go back.

Visited April 2012
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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“From a travel agent's point of view”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

I had the opportunity to tour this house with a group of travel agents from Washington DC. Coming from a prime tourist destination, I was impressed by the house. It was a step back in history and the docent was very knowledgeable. Her delivery confirmed the fact that she loved the house and her job. I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Fort Lauderdale.

Visited March 2013
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dauphin
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“a nice piece of preserved history”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Like any period piece Stranahan House represents a time capsule back into the past. Similiar period houses with similiar histories anywhere in north american reflect what it was like to live and survive in those times. I thought the admission fee to the Stranahan House was high for the actual bang for the buck

Visited February 2013
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