The Stranahan House, also known as the Pioneer House, is an historic Fort Lauderdale building that is in the National Register of Historic Places. The house was built in 1902 as a trading post by Frank Stranahan, the founder of Fort Lauderdale. His wife, Ivy, was the first teacher in the area and used it as a school house.
After her death it was under the ownership of a church, which sold it to the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society in 1979. After restorations were completed in 1981, the Stranahan House became a museum complete with turn-of-the-century furnishings and historical photos of the Fort Lauderdale area. The building has also served as the town hall and post office and is considered to be a Fort Lauderdale institution.
Review by Daniel F, May 2013
Doing what: Fort Lauderdale Shore Excursion: Pre- or Post-Cruise Private City Tour
Good way to spend 4 hrs before our cruise. The tour company drove us around in a Town Car. We had our luggage with us all the time. The driver picked us up at the airport and dropped us at the pier for our Cruise Ship.
We were ask to choose our areas of interest. So we enjoy our visit to Fort Lauderdale, Fl.
The Stanahan House is a major attraction in Fort Lauderdale. Peek in to Fort Lauderdale's past at this fascinating historical site.