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Stranahan House, Fort Lauderdale

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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.
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  • John is truly passionate about the history of the house and Stranahan, and it shows in every moment of the tour. Fantastic 
    John is truly passionate about the history of the house and Stranahan, and it shows in every moment of the tour. Fantastic  more »
  • John our Tour guide was very knowledgeable, passionate and also knew Ivey Stranahan which made the tour very interesting for us ! 
    John our Tour guide was very knowledgeable, passionate and also knew Ivey Stranahan which made the tour very interesting for us !  more »
  • It is worthwhile to know the house history.The tour guide is outstanding. The visit becomes much more interesting with her. 
    It is worthwhile to know the house history.The tour guide is outstanding. The visit becomes much more interesting with her.  more »
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  • I'm a history buff and I love local history. The house is beautiful. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable but she wasn't very engaging so I found the tour to be pretty boring.
  • 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.
  • Very educational. An amazing history and grand tour. Well worth the hour tour.
  • We had a great time touring this historic house. We were lucky and got the caretaker, who has been there 33 years and knew one of the owners (Ivy)— that was very neat! I would say that this tour may not be the best for young children. They did a few things (ringing the bell) that kids would like, but in general would probably be best for adults of families with kids over 6 or 7.

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