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“Important Fort Lauderdale history”
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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.
Reviewed May 27, 2013

This historic house represents the start of the history of Fort Lauderdale, where its owner Frank Stranahan first came to settle. He, and later with his wife, made a big contribution to the development of the area. The full story was very well delivered by our guide and during our hour long tour she gave us an excellent insight into the life and times of the house & family. The house has been well restored and allowed us an authentic understanding of how life was then. We rang ahead to ensure space was available on one of the hourly afternoon tours. We were allowed to park for free in the grounds of the house

Thank elsiek
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

One of the place homes in Ft Lauderdale, on the river. Nice history but that's it.
This place looks depressing, surrounded by condos, it looks very depressing with building around this historic site gone crazy.
Hard to find parking and high entrance fee for short tour.

1  Thank jpseader
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Love this visit to an important historical place in Fort Lauderdale, Our tour guide was exceptionally good and we loved her explanations and views and enthusiasm. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

1  Thank keithLamp
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is the oldest house in Ft. Lauderdale. Frank Stranahan was the man who actually settled Ft. Lauderdale. A tour is available and I strongly suggest taking it. It is an hour long and filled with all the historical details of this attraction. In front of the house is the New River where you can also watch the boats and yachts go by. The Stranahan House is well worth visiting whenever you may be in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

1  Thank Bill R
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Stranahan House was beautifully decorated for Christmas with the tree full of high-end décor which were all donated. The tour gave the group a good scare, when we all heard knocking and steps behind us only to realize there was no one there. The history there is amazing, definitely recommend.

1  Thank MariaB1049
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