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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, 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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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you like history of places you are visiting then Bonnet House Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon. We were lucky as we were there in September 2014 before high season. Our tour was only 4 people. We got a very intimate tour and were able to ask a lot of questions. The tour is $20.00 which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We visited the Bonnet House today and enjoyed our visit. They have a guided tour of the house and a walking or tram tour of the grounds. The tour guides, who volunteer, are knowledgeable about the history of the house and the artifacts contained. They show a true enthusiasm for the history of The Bonnet House and for Fort Lauderdale.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lots to see, sorry we missed I-Max due to renovations. Staff very helpful & just full of information, the Air Boat exhibit was our most favorite.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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65 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Be sure to leave yourself enough time to really enjoy this outstanding gem, 3 hrs or more to do it justice. I am so happy it has been preserved. We had a great tour of the home and discussion of the art and lifestyle. Just wonderful architecture and the art collection is amazing. They also offer a tour of the... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

all round a a good and fun museum experience, the location and building are super and i had a great time with my friends

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My thanks to our knowledgeable tour guide, Anthony, and our well-informed driver on the grounds of the Bonnet House for providing us with a lovely, fun tour of the Bonnet House. Although we have lived in Ft. Lauderdale for many years, we came away with an appreciation for the history of the house and its inhabitants, the artwork and collections... More

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toronto
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a gem tucked away in Fort Lauderdale. We spent over 3 hours there, started off with an entertaining tour of the grounds/garden and followed by a very interesting tour and narrative of the house, Great for kids as they can see what life was like for the well off in the early 1900s.

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Severn, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I had a good time visiting the bonnet house. It had interesting history and art. I loved I got to see the three remaining monkeys on the property, absolutely adorable!

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Your tour is escorted by a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide, in our case Dane. The courtyard and first floor rooms are included, with Mr. Bennett's art studio and the second Mrs. Bennett's induction of special interest. The art gallery devoted to Evelyn Fortune Bennett's paintings is stunning. The tour takes a little more than an hour, and you need... More

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KENOSHA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Our guide Anthony was wonderful. Very interesting tour and Anthony was very caring and helpful since 2 of us are a little unsteady walking. Well worth the money. Beautiful place.

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