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Stranahan House is the home of Fort Lauderdale pioneers Frank and Ivy Stranahan. Built in 1901 as a trading post and converted into a residence for the Stranahans in 1906, the house is the oldest surviving structure in Broward County. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and today operates as a historic house museum. The House is open for guided tours at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. some days, and hosts special events throughout the year.Using our online itinerary creator, Fort Lauderdale attractions like Stranahan House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Very well worth the experience to spend an hour learning about the founding of Ft. Lauderdale and the amazing story surrounding the house.
Very well worth the experience to spend an hour learning about the founding of Ft. Lauderdale and the amazing story surrounding the house. more »
The knowledge of the docent. Great tour! Very enjoyable tour of the early days in Florida and the history of the area , the house and those living there. I hope the continued development never have...
The knowledge of the docent. Great tour! Very enjoyable tour of the early days in Florida and the history of the area , the house and those living there. I hope the continued development never have... more »
If you love history, this is a must stop in Ft Lauderdale! Construction next door makes parking a challenge for the moment, but worth the walk from the street! Can use water taxi to arrive also! You won't believe this home survived in the middle of high rises on the river front! The owner had spunk to keep this home viable through the Great Depression then for years after and forethought knowing how important this place (real estate) was historical to Ft Lauderdale! Great tour guide told us the good, the hardships, the unbelievable about the Stranahans, especially Ivy, while we enjoyed the comfort of AC touring this interesting historical home. Open the door back into time! No elevator to second floor part of the tour and public bathroom requires a step up and not wheelchair accessible.
Beautiful historic house by the river and it’s history is lovely. Our tour guide John was ver sweet and knowledgeable. It’s a hidden gem in Ft. lauderdale in fact is Broward County oldest home. It’s a must to go place if you live in Florida.
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