- Type: Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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The oldest residence in Fort Lauderdale is now a living monument to Floridian life in the 1900s. Frank Stranahan originally constructed the house located right off Las Olas Boulevard, as a trading post before making it home for him and his wife Ivy, the city's first schoolteacher. From this spot, he met and did business with Seminole Indians who were in the area. Since Ivy Stranahan's death in 1971, the building has had stints as a post office, a restaurant, and a store. Today, experts say the pioneer-style house (and its period furniture) is a breath of fresh air in an area that grows more and more commercialized. A TripAdvisor user says: "Having been to the area many times, we have never seen or knew of this bit of history in this city of high risers and outdoor amusements. It was a welcome contrast."
The museum provides tours three times a day. A moderate admission fee is discounted for senior citizens and kids.