Historic Stranahan House Museum, Fort Lauderdale

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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.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • We first heard about the Stranahan House while on the riverboat cruise the night before. We had some extra time and decided to check it out. The tour is short but extremely informative. The tour guide...  more »
  • Interesting to got walk around. Skipped the tour after talking to the staff. Rather off putting, fellow. Generally I love historic sites.  more »
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  • Loved learning about a preserved piece of history from the area. Tour guide Tommy excellent, enthusiastic, knowledgeable. Made the tour interesting and fun. Met John in the gift shop who had met Mrs. Stranahan on several occasions-- made history come alive even more. Well worth the time to visit and step back in time.
  • Wasted my time finding this place only to find it closed for a private event. No sign out front saying it was closed. Had to wander into some office and was rudely told that I missed the last tour by 10 minutes.
  • The Tour was full and the Property caretaker and the Groundskeeper of 45 years and Stranahan Family friend gave us a VIP personal Backstage tour with all the Juicy details and stories! Awesome! Couldn't have asked for a better tour! #StranahanHouse #FtLauderdale #History #Florida
  • Incredible venue for a waterfront wedding. Great tent, great views. The men's bathroom needs some work, but it's serviceable.
  • Interesting place to visit a quaint historic house situated amongst hi rise bldgs right on the river

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