Historic Stranahan House

This house was built in 1901 as a settlement for Frank Stranahan’s trading businesses. Students delve into Florida's history as an important trading outpost as they learn about pioneer life, the New River, and the interactions that Frank and his wife, Ivy, had with the Seminole Indians. After the tour, students get to try making butter, washing clothes the old-fashioned way, and can go on a history scavenger hunt. Other tours include The Last Egret, where students pretend to be pioneers, and the Portrait Tour, where they tour two historical homes and compare the lives of the two families.
 
Contact Info
Address: 335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Broward County. Tel: 954-524-4736. Email: education@stranahanhouse.org. Website: www.stranahanhouse.org. Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM, By appointment.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue