Granted, Fort Lauderdale doesn’t exactly ooze history, but it’s here if you look for it. A case in point is the city’s oldest remaining edifice, tucked away alongside downtown’s New River. It dates back to 1901, when the eponymous Frank Stranahan built it as a trading post when this was still a frontier settlement and Seminole Indians would pull up in dugout canoes. Stranahan built another building for trade, turning this into a home for himself and his wife Ivy. Now it’s an interesting little museum of that era, a window into the roots of Fort Lauderdale. It can be visited by guided tour only, be sure to get there on time (1, 2, or 3pm)!
- Frommer's Staff