Historic Stranahan House Museum, Fort Lauderdale

(4.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A real gem tucked between the ocean and the intercoastal. Great place to ride bikes and hike. Popular place on weekends as they have a tunnel under A1A to get to the beach and the parking is cheaper t...  more »
  • The historical value of the Stranahan House is that it reveals how life was in the early 1900s, the legacy of Las Olas Blvd & how Mr. Stranahan contributed to its completion. John is a wonderful tour ...  more »
  • We decided to go to the Stranahan House since my husband and I love history and I wasn't feeling too good for the beach. We had found a wonderful place with history and lovely volunteers. We came at 1...  more »
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  • My partner of 26 years and I were married at Stranahan House on March 18,2016. We have been fond of this location most of our lives. It is beautiful and historic, charming and tasteful. The house was open for tours which the wedding guests loved. The staff at Stranahan House was extraordinarily accommodating. They made a special day effortless for us . I especially appreciated Lindsay Romagnoli's deft handling of the event . She is a lovely person and efficient in her work. Special thanks to April as well. If you consider having a special event at Stranahan, you will not be disappointed. The staff makes it a breeze. Thank you, Lindsay Romagnoli !!! Tom & Dennis
  • Went to the Christmas boat parade and we were herded around like cattle. Told to be there at 7:15 and were not allowed into the house until 8:00 PM, the time the boat was suppose to leave. While waiting, I asked twice if we would be able to take pictures and not be rushed. Said yes and both were lies. Before we entered the house and after we entered the house we were forced to listen to endless chatter about the Stranahan family and then were corralled from room to room to listen to the Stranahan family legacy. When I faded back to take pictures I was told to keep up with the group because there was another group behind us and we had to rush because the boat was past due from leaving. There was a nasty little girl who watched me like a hawk to keep me moving and was making snide remarks every time I stopped to take a picture. I took friends who were visiting from Sweden and was embarrassed by the lack of class and quality of this trip. It was all about money. You will not like the way you are treated. Do not go for 1/2 the price
  • Was a beautiful place to visit today!
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  • If you are interested in the history of Fort Lauderdale, this is definitely a great place to visit. It is beautifully restored and showcases many original items. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. It also offers a great view of the river. Just off of Las Olas Blvd, so you can go to dinner and shop afterwards!