For a small area with a growing population, Fort Lauderdale has been very successful at preserving its past. The Stranahan House, built in 1901, is the oldest building in Broward County. Frank Stranahan, considered one of Fort Lauderdale's founding fathers, built the riverfront property with his wife Ivy. While they lived there, it served as a trading post, a post office, and a town hall before it was turned into a museum in the 1980s.
The museum is set up to show you Florida living in 1913. Multiple daily tours offer a quick visit to the past. For an extended experience come on Sunday to take a ghost tour on the river. Note: They are closing for renovations this year from August 19 to September 8.