Field Trip: Stranahan House Ghost Tour

ghost-tourThis time of the year many historical sights offer “ghost tours.” The Stranahan House in Fort Lauderdale has teamed up with the water taxi and offers a hauntingly historical ghost tour. What I liked about this tour was that it kept to the history, was spooky not scary, and included an evening boat ride. It was delightful and my kids learned some local history and had a good time doing so. The tour is $25 a person. It begins with a tour of Stranahan House. You are given magnetic rods so you can try to detect spirits with in the house. The guide takes you room by room and tells stories of the individuals that passed away in the house. This is done in a very respectful manor. The kids loved the rods and watching them move in certain areas of the house. The lights are dimmed to create a spooky effect. Guests are then helped on board the water taxi where your thematically dressed guide shares stories of people who lived and died along the New River.