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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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As featured in 3 days in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Gardens, Art 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... more » 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. « less
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Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The house is nice, well preserved. Our guide was phenominal, for us he was the highlight of the tour. It was evident that he really loved the place and had a lot of stories to tell about the house and it's residents( I wish I remembered his name). P.S If you come from the Indian subcontinet, your first impression is... More

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing piece of property and gardens. Must for nature lovers to visit. Totally worth the entrance fee.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

the ride around the gardens is spectacular-a good bang for your buck-amust see if you come to the ocean in ft.lauderdale charles T

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Worth a few hours, this idyllic home preserved - the tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Especially loved the tiki bar/orchid green room.

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Boone, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful old mansion and gardens located in the middle of the fort lauderdale. Tour price might catch some people off guard.

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Landisville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Never heard of Bonnet House before our Fort Lauderdale vacation but very happy we took the tour. Was like walking back in time. The home and grounds and all the original art work, furnishings, and household items was amazing. Highly recommend.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was shocked it was so pristine and original. The story behind it is fascinating, with Hugh Taylor Birch (of Birch State Park across the street fame). Wow, the woman only passed away a few years ago at OVER 100. It really is fascinating, stepping back into old Fort Lauderdale living. Walk around the grounds and go across the Tikki... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The bonnet house is one of its kind and worth paying a visit! The history of the house is interesting. Lots of things were recycled and/or were made by the owner, Frederic Bartlett, which was impressive. The style of the house is eclectic and sometimes downright strange (e.g., the owners had a thing for monkeys as well as sea shells... More

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Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very enjoyable. Don't miss it. One of a kind experience in seeing original florida and getting a glimps into the lives of the wonderful people who created Bonnet House.

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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Interesting place, but the lack of air conditioning is stifling. Try to visit in the winter months. A little tram takes you around the property, but that is a little humid and buggy. I much preferred White Hall in Palm Beach, which is air conditioned and has more to see for the money.

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