Stranahan House’s October Happenings Offer Fun for Ghouls and Goblins of All Ages
Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall with unique seasonal attractions at Fort Lauderdale’s oldest and most historic home! From a swashbuckling pirate adventure with Peter Pan to spooky and kooky Halloween tours, the Historic Stranahan House Museum is the perfect place to embrace the spirit(s) of October.
Peter Pan Pirate Party
Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Return to Neverland with the Historic Stranahan House Museum’s annual Peter Pan Pirate Party! Join Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Wendy and the Lost Boys for a magical afternoon adventure along the shore of the New River. Perfect for boys and girls, the Peter Pan Pirate Party combines the renowned literary characters with snacks, crafts, games and fun. Tickets are $20 for one child and one adult together and tickets for additional family members are $15 each. Advanced registration is required. To register, visit www.tinyurl.com/PirateParty19 or call 954-524-4736.
History Happy Hour: Legends and Lore with Thomas Lockyear
Tuesday, October 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Combine your love of history with some delicious wine during the Historic Stranahan House Museum’s monthly History Happy Hour! This October, guests will join presenter Thomas Lockyear of the Museum of the Everglades for a deep dive into spooky local legends and paranormal lore. Enjoy complimentary light bites, wine courtesy of Ocean Wine & Spirits, and tours of Fort Lauderdale’s oldest and most historic home. All proceeds support the ongoing historic preservation of the local landmark and help fund the museum’s educational programs. Tickets are $15 for Stranahan House members and $20 for non-members. Advanced registration is required. To register, visit www.tinyurl.com/StranahanHistoryHappyHour or call 954-524-4736.
Spirits of Stranahan House Halloween Tours
October 25 and 31, November 1 at 7 p.m.
Listed as one of South Florida’s must-see Halloween events year after year, the annual Spirits of Stranahan House Halloween Ghost Tours are back! Let us introduce you to the dearly, but not really departed spirits who reportedly still call the Historic Stranahan House Museum and other parts of South Florida their home. The evening tour is guided by authentic Victorian Mourners and includes special introductions to some of the House’s most famous former residents. You may even come across the spirit of Frank Stranahan himself!
For those looking to experience an unusual history-inspired Halloween excursion, the Spirits of Stranahan House Halloween Tour is ideal for satisfying one’s curiosity. Tickets are $25 per person and advanced registration is required. To register, visit www.tinyurl.com/Spirits2019 or call 954-524-4736.
The Historic Stranahan House Museum is located at 335 SE 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
About Historic Stranahan House Museum
The Stranahan House was built in 1901, when Broward County was no more than a bleak southern frontier supposedly unsuited for human habitation. The existing residents were the Seminoles who traveled down the New River to Frank Stranahan’s trading post to do business. Over the years as Fort Lauderdale grew and developed, the house became a post office, boarding house, restaurant and home to the “Founding Father” and “First Lady” of Fort Lauderdale – Ivy and Frank Stranahan. Today it stands as the oldest house in Fort Lauderdale and an epicenter of Broward County’s long and fascinating history.