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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)
954-563-5393
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Ponds with bonnet water lilies and tropical gardens surround this historic 35-acre 1921 courtyard...
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We had a very good guided tour of both the gardens and the house, the volunteers are friendly and eager, and the house has plenty of art and architecture to admire

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Not your typical millionaire's home. This home has a very interesting history and was owned by very familiar names. The property is, I believe, the last undeveloped land in Fort Lauderdale. The grounds and landscaping are beautiful and unique. While this was a summer home for its very wealthy owners, the home is very informal and was decorated by its... More 

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Mississauga
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit for anyone who loves gardens, art, and days gone by! The volunteers are knowledgeable and make the tour interesting. Give yourself at least a couple of hours to enjoy every aspect of the estate. Congrats to all the volunteers!

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Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This amazing house and garden takes you back to early Florida. The art and the many special touches really make you feel like you've had a glimpse into the family that loved this home.

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Surrey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Bonnet House was well worth the trip for a nice time in History. The tour was interesting and the place is very unique. The house is kept pretty much as was many years ago. A great place to visit in the rain except that the outside yard tour was missed by us due to the downpour.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was a very interesting visit to the Bonnet House. Grounds is very nice and kept up. The tour was very informative and educational.

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Ashtead
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This house was built as a holiday home in the 1920s. By American standards it is old (come to some National Trust properties in the UK for old!) and it was an interesting experience with a guide who told the story of the home and it's owners. Worth a visit.

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went there for an Orchid Show this weekend. The house and grounds are very original old Florida, and well worth the visit. Docents in each room gave history and showed interesting aspects. How amazing it is that behind tall walls of seclusion, such a gem exist in Ft.Lauderdale. Nice gardens, paintings, artifacts, history, exploration of early lifestyles of the rich... More 

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you love historic houses and gardens then this will be one of your favorites. Great history of South Florida. Beautiful gardens and art. Right on the beach. Easy parking and not too much walking.

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Fort Lauderdale
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a lovely place, beautiful grounds and interesting architecture. Since it is not airconditioned, visiting it in the cooler months is advisable. Lovely setting for celebrations

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