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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 March 30, 2014

What a great place to relax, watch the boats and relax.
beautiful place to spend a day Take a boat tour and of course book a tour of the house as well

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Stranahan House has been a part of my personal history since WAY BACK...my family use to go there for dinner after church. It provides wonderful memories for me. There was always some of the treasures to see from the Seminole Indians who use to come there to trade many, many years ago.
I had not been to see it since it had been beautifully restored to the very early 1900's. No longer used as a restaurant it is as it was ...Ivy and Frank Stranahan's home, post office, and trading post.
If you are interested in Ft. Lauderdale's early history this a great place to start.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

This quaint house is a great place to stop in. Our tour guide was excellent and told us so much about the history of this house and Stranahan family. We started with a self guided tour of the outside of the house and it's beautiful water front garden, next we went through the house with our tour guide. This house is beautiful inside and out, the furnishings while not all owned by the Stranahan family were all of the same time period and in great condition. This house has escaped all the changes of time and remains as a reminder of times gone by and of the joys and hardships of generations past. A most see if in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

2  Thank Penny R
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Hard to find due to construction site next door but well worth the visit. Guided tour was comprehensive and loaded with local history. Glad we visited.

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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stranahan docent gives an hour tour with tidbits of area history. Pleasant, but after 30 minutes you're ready to move on.

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