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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

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Neighborhood: Central Beach
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Address: 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone Number: 954-563-5393
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Ponds with bonnet water lilies and tropical gardens surround this historic...
Ponds with bonnet water lilies and tropical gardens surround this historic 35-acre 1921 courtyard style waterfront home, whose artistic and innovative owners, famed artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn, made equally beautiful inside.
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A fascinating place!

I live down the street from this amazing respite in the city. A friend and I took the tour and were amazed and charmed by the story of Bonnet House and its wonderful history. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I live down the street from this amazing respite in the city. A friend and I took the tour and were amazed and charmed by the story of Bonnet House and its wonderful history. A must see for visitors to Ft. Lauderdale who like eclectic charm and family history.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Loved this place! Everything about it is fascinating, informed by the owners' unique, independent-minded taste which was well ahead of its time in multiple ways. Don't miss it!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The first settlement in the jungles of S Florida by non indians. It is in original condition with upgrades so as to maintain the structure and protect against rot/demise. It is located across from the beach just south of Sunrise Blvd. The entrance is off E Sunrise south of the 7/11 just before A1A south. It is a major part... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our visit started with a buggy ride round the gardens; then we met our guide - a most knowledgeable gentleman whose comments really brought the history of this place to life. Not the easiest place to get to and you may need a taxi to get back to downtown, but persist and you will be surprised by what you can... More 

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Hallandale Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were fortunate to have a tour guide who roamed this estate when he was a child about seventy years ago. Later an executive informed us that only about 20% of the visitors here come from the tri-county area. What a shame that we do not appteciate enough the gem that South Floeida truly is. Bonnet House across from a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Totally enjoyed our tour of the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. It is very nice to see this gem of a property preserved in it's original state. You really get the feeling of what it must have been like at the turn of the century for average millionaires escaping the cold of the Northern Winters.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The history is interesting. The grounds, gardens and buildings are beautiful. This is a great day out with family or couples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Enjoyed our guided tour very much. The docent was knowledgable of the home and the grounds. Would have liked some time to get off the cart and look around at each stop, but it was fine. The gift shop was air conditioned providing some relief from the heat. The volunteers were helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great little museum and grounds for historic look at Southern Florida. Walking distance to local hotels at North Beach and worthy of support. Great docent guides!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a great place to take photos. Beautiful orchids all around. I saw wild monkeys, butterflies and swans. Pretty water views. This garden is very well maintained and a must see if you are in Fort Lauderdale.

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Address: 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone Number: 954-563-5393
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale>  > Central Beach

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