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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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I cannot emphasize too strongly how important this place is. Here's what you get: a house tour which is a time capsule and spangled with fascinating objects and art, and, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I cannot emphasize too strongly how important this place is. Here's what you get: a house tour which is a time capsule and spangled with fascinating objects and art, and, a garden tour and 37 acres of Florida, replete with manatees and monkees. There is something for everyone. There is nothing else like it in the county. Go. See. Enjoy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful home with beautiful and sometimes unusual art. Well worth the visit! Kill a few hours walking around and don't forget your cameras!

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place was amazing and fun to tour, I wish we could have gone upstairs but it was great seeing all the spaces and the art work.

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Plantation, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is ok. Not much history here. The house and grounds are pretty, so I guess if you want to take professional pictures this would make a good back drop. There were white swans too which was pretty cool. If you ever only get to go once, that's good enough. Plan for 1 hour.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed taking the tram around this property, hearing the docent explain the trees, where they came from, etc. When the tram ride was over we went into several of the building where a guide told us about the contents of the house. The tour was very well done. We would go again when we have company.

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Hollywood, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This historic house brings alot of creativity and artistry to the public eye. The grounds and condition of the house leave some improvement to be desired. Also, there needs to be an area where people can eat and/or drink.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nice and peaceful to walk around but that's that! If you Live here it's an awesome place to go and take art/paining classes

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

See a home filled with magnificent paintings and murals by artist Frederick Bartlett. Dating to the early 1900s, there is nothing else like it along the Florida coast - a shell room, art galleria, lily pond, 1941 restored cadillac, and the oddest treasures anywhere! Well worth the price of admission

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was in a tour with one other person, thankfully, because the docent was loudly flatulent throughout the tour. Never apologized. Acted as if it didn't happen. All I could do was wait for the next explosion. She knew her stuff, gotta say. Ran a well-organized tour and never stopped talking. Kept the tour moving along. I was also disappointed... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This historic home is unlike any other I've ever visited. It is whimsical, eclectic and a-typical. A fabulous artist's winter retreat with fun stories of a rich history. The grounds are beautiful and filled with lush tropical foliage. The house tour takes about an hour and a half, and then additional time can be taken to either stroll the grounds... More 

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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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