Take a guided tour of the oldest surviving structure in Broward Country. The Stranahan House, built in 1901 by Fort Lauderdale’s very own founding father Frank Stranahan, served as a trading post, post office, town hall, and also as a home to the Stranahan family.
The stunning waterfront house perched along the banks of the New River features a sprawling wooden porch where Mrs. Stranahan taught the children of the Seminole tribe English words to communicate with the English-speaking settlers of the land.
Stranahan House, 335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, +1 954 524 4736
With an aerospace exhibition and a simulated trip to the moon, the Museum of Discovery & Science brings up-close views of the universe. Kids will enjoy testing their pilot skills in a simulated cockpit, while there are activities also for children under seven years old. The museum is also home to an IMAX theater as well as two floors of interactive exhibits. Tip: don’t miss the Living in the Everglades exhibit! You can pet alligators, turtles, and iguanas and see the largest Atlantic coral reef in captivity.
Just a short walk away from the bustling Las Olas Boulevard, and you’ll find the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, which houses one of the largest collections of 19th- and 20th-century paintings by the American surrealist William Glackens. The museum also holds American post-World War II work as well as an auditorium, store, and café.
We are open today 12-5 pm. Come enjoy brunch in the Museum Cafe and view our current exhibitions. ~ Pictured: Corneille L' Oiseau-Papillon (The Butterfly Bird), 1978, Color lithograph, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; Cobra Collection; gift of Golda and Meyer Marks, M-117 © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris