The Stranahan House, Fort Lauderdale

The Stranahan House, Fort Lauderdale (must see)

The Stranahan House, also known as the Pioneer House, is a historic building located at 335 Southeast 6th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. It was built in 1902 as a trading post by Frank Stranahan (1865-1929}, the founder of Fort Lauderdale, who had earlier established a ferry across the New River at this point to carry traffic on the newly built road from Lantana to what is now North Miami. The building also served as the town hall and post office. It became his home in 1906 when he added a second story and remodeled the existing structure for his wife, Ivy Julia (Cromartie) Stranahan (1881-1971), Fort Lauderdale's first teacher and co-founder, whom he had married in 1900.

After her husband's death Ivy Stranahan kept the house, but rented out the first floor to a restaurant. After her death it was devised to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church which sold it to the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society in 1979. After being restored the house was conveyed in 1981 to Stranahan House, Inc., a non-profit corporation set up to preserve and maintain it.

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The Stranahan House on Map

Sight Name: The Stranahan House
Sight Location: Fort Lauderdale, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Create Your Own Walk in Fort Lauderdale

Creating your own self-guided walk in Fort Lauderdale is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historic Walk in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Historic Walk in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Downtown Fort Lauderdale is home to three designated historic districts: The Sailboat Bend, The Himmarshee and The Stranahan House. Each holds a range of houses and buildings from the mid-19th Century and the 20th Century, that together tell the fascinating story of the development of this growing city and its communities.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
Dania Beach Recreational Tour

Dania Beach Recreational Tour

Dania Beach is a small municipality of suburban Fort Lauderdale that was originally part of Broward County. Its name comes from the first Danish emigrants that settled here in the late 19th Century. This little town is famous for being the home of all things fishing, with a Fishing Hall of Fame and many of the best fishing spots in all of south Florida. It's also a top US location for...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 Km or 4.2 Miles
Shopping Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping Tour in Fort Lauderdale

As well as being a classic tourist destination, Fort Lauderdale is also a top place to go shopping. Its charming Las Olas Boulevard district is chock full of specialty shops, fashion boutiques and galleries. The sunny beachfront area also has its fair share of shops, souvenir boutiques, plus a beach plaza with great entertainment. Take our Shopping Tour to catch all the best shops in these areas.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

Church Walking Tour in Fort Lauderdale

This multi-faith east coast city is home to a whole range of outstanding churches that are architectural highlights as well as places of worship. Their structural design and interior decoration feature a wide range of styles from strictly traditional to modern minimalist, giving Fort Lauderdale a quite unique visual aesthetic. Take our tour to see the city's best churches.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 Km or 5.5 Miles
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

Fort Lauderdale, also known as the “Venice of America”, is one of Florida's most attractive cities. This quintessentially Floridian city has preserved historic buildings, museums, sightseeing walks along the New River banks, and lots of navigable canals. Fort Lauderdale has become a great place to visit during spring and summer vacations.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Nightlife in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Nightlife in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Nightlife in downtown Fort Lauderdale is as diverse as it is exciting, with something for everybody's taste. The Himmarshee Village District, for example, is crammed with hot nightspots that don't have dress codes like the lounges in the beach area. Take our tour to have the best possible night out in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles