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Stranahan House

335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2256
+1 954-524-4736
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First settler perspective

Great tour by docent Peter Wheaton. Very knowledgeable . Provided a perspective of the first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael M
Easton, Pennsylvania
Pioneering Fort Lauderdale

We had an excellent tour and history lesson from our two guides at The Stranahan House in Fort... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George Patti W
Bracebridge, Canada
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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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  • Average8%
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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

Great tour by docent Peter Wheaton. Very knowledgeable . Provided a perspective of the first European settler to Fort Lauderdale and their interaction with the Seminoles.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent tour and history lesson from our two guides at The Stranahan House in Fort Lauderdale. The staff were friendly and very helpful in answering all our questions. The cost is very reasonable and coupons are available at the house. Parking is...More

1  Thank George Patti W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour of Stranahan House museum provided by Peter Wheaton. His presentation made me feel like I was part of Stranahan's environment. The tour was both educational and fun. The Christmas decorations in the house, the preserved items of furniture and personal belongings...More

1  Thank knowledgeistrue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stranahan House is one of the earliest pioneer homes of Fort Lauderdale. Mr Stranahan and his wife lived here on the beautiful New River. Mrs. Stranahan taught the young Seminole children here. Mr. Stranahan met his demise by jumping in the River. Many say this...More

1  Thank Jane A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour a two story Victorian Era home of the Stranahan's. Cost is $12 ea. tour is about one hour. Volunteers give tours. Furnishings are not original. Only some pieces are original.

2  Thank cathye789
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Stanahan house. The guided tour by Peter was very informative about the family as well as the the history of the beginnings of Fort Lauderdale. Also, the house was already beautifully decorated for Christmas.

1  Thank wallbrenda0
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Stranahan House is a historic gem located just off Las Olas Boulevard on the New River. Originally a Ferry to cross the river and the first Post Office, the Stranahan House was where it all began for Fort Lauderdale. Eventually it became an important...More

2  Thank april540
Reviewed 9 November 2017

There ghost tours were great, I didn't get any pictures, but the people who where on the tour with me did, lots of fun if your into that kind of thing.

Thank June M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Stranahan House is quite lovely. An oasis in busy downtown Fort Lauderdale. Parking isn't easy, but once you find a spot, the house and grounds bring you back to a time before air conditioning and high rise apartments. This is a wonderful way to...More

2  Thank smk52
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Stranahan House is a hidden gem on the Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale, Fl Frank Stranahan, aka Mr Ft Lauderdale, was the first white trader who befriended the Seminoles and taught them the value of their wares and traded fairly with them. His home was so well...More

1  Thank Dev J
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4 July 2017|
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Response from ralston | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know - didn't go on ghost tour.
15 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
18 September 2016|
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Response from kathymc2017 | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry, I do not remember, but I thought it was reasonable.