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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 12, 2014

My first contact with Stranahan house was with the mad hatter tea party...what fun! Made me want to come back...and I did. Took the tour of the house...steeped in history !..What ? there is more ?...yes there is .. I even took the river ghost tour...So much to do ...and the staff could not be any better!... A fine place with great staff...what more could you ask for?... Find out for yourself! Hats off to , April, Merry, Donna, John, Dave..and so many more..Thanx !

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stranahan House is one of the truly hidden gems in Fort Lauderdale. It is easy to forgot the rich history an culture of the metro-area, but Stranahan House has managed to preserve that for all of these years. From the architecture, to the antiques, clothing, and wonderful gift shop; The Stranahan House is a must see venue when visiting South Florida and the Fort Lauderdale area. Such a rich history and compelling story on how Fort Lauderdale, FL came to be.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

The Stranahan House is a treasure of Fort Lauderdale, and not just because it is the site where the city began as its first trading post and post office. The House, which gives visitors a glimpse into the past, is more than a historic museum, it's a special place in modern-day Fort Lauderdale with a living history that is being added to every day. By playing host to a wide variety of events for kids and adults, including Weddings, the annual Pineapple Jam fundraiser, Ghost Tours, the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and much more, all residents of Fort Lauderdale and guests alike feel welcome there. A must see whether you live in South Florida or are visiting.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

My family and I enjoyed taking part in the Holiday River Tour. The house tour was incredibly interactive and the characters were very entertaining.

2  Thank Kari2015
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you want tk know about Fort Laudeedale History without going to a Museum and same time you dk lunch and shopping same day, please go to Stranahan House, very well preservaded.
Its right in the heart of Downtown/Las Olas blvd, you willnot miss it.
You will find out the reason why Fort Lauderdale it has so many canals...now called intracoastals waterways.

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