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Stranahan House

335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
+1 954-524-4736
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Old Fla/Old Ft Lauderdale

the trading post on New River which served the community as well as the Seminole population. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Not Just for History Buffs!

While in Ft. Lauderdale for a few days, I visited the Stranhana House for the one hour tour led by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Corvallis, Oregon
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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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  • Average9%
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335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
+1 954-524-4736
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the trading post on New River which served the community as well as the Seminole population. The Stranahans were the core of taking care of Educational and other needs. They gave the funds to establish the first high school in 2015 .

Thank Resortborn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Ft. Lauderdale for a few days, I visited the Stranhana House for the one hour tour led by Bev. I learned so much about the history of not only Ft. Lauderdale but also of southern Florida. Definitely worth the stop and visit!

Thank lesliedburns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home has the details one of the founding fathers of the city and his and his wife's contributions. If you enjoy history, you will enjoy this tour. I realized that history is few and far between in Fort Lauderdale, so I would recommend this...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for a Fort Lauderdale trip. Great history and background of South Florida. Does not take long to see.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide Peter did a great job of explaining the history of the area and of the owners. We found it to very educational and well worth the cost of the roughly one hour tour. If you are interested in history, this is a good...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small trading post converted to a house but full of antique furniture and Indian artefacts. Guide was very knowledgable and all the staff most welcoming. There is a bell outside which was used to call the ferry.

Thank Rayzalaff
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this historic home on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale on a Monday afternoon and we were enlightened to the history of the city. Until this visit I had not realized that in effect this spot was the birthplace of the modern...More

1  Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Stranahan House and thoroughly enjoyed the tour!! Guides are at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Merry was our guide and she was fantastic. John was our host and very knowledgeable guide at the end. It's a fantastic...More

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A wonderful visit to a little gem which nestles among the ugly high-rises which threaten to smother it. Our guide Gary, a volunteer who drives all the way from Alligator City to give his tours is so knowledgeable and entertaining. John, a long timer at...More

Thank Hatton20
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the oldest building in existence in Ft. Lauderdale. Located on the beautiful New River, downtown, just off bustling Las Olas Blvd., it is basically hidden from view unless you know where to turn in. There is a small parking...More

1  Thank Shoshanna E
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Where do you park?
16 March 2017|
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Response from April K | Property representative |
There is a small parking lot on-site for tour guests to park in. Sometimes we have events that use that space for set-up so parking is sent off-site to nearby garages or on-street parking. The Riverside Hotel is the best... More
cost of admission ?
18 September 2016|
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
One web site said $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7 for students, but I don't remember it actually being quite that expensive.