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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

Address: 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)
Phone Number: 954-563-5393
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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Biggleswade
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146 reviews 146 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the morning here, did the house and garden tour. The volunteers full of knowledge of the house, owners history and the gardens.

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Fun & interesting, full of treasures & a spectacular beach front location. Top attraction in FLL area.

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Long Island, NY
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Very informative and friendly tour. The house was very nice. Pretty grounds. For $2 more, also take the golf cart tour to find out about the different vegetation and see all of the grounds.

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Newtown Square, PA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Delayed going initially because of the price, $20. But was pleasantly surprise after attending. Behind those gates is another world and the tour guides place you back in time narrating the wonderful history of the house and its grounds.

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San Diego, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had a couple of hours to kill between checkout and flight and this was nearby and had good reviews so we went over. It's a little hard to find so get good directions, but there is plenty of parking. Tours begin on ½ hour. Don L was a great tour guide. He knew a lot and told it with both... More 

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This lovely property was built by an artist who made it into a beautiful, yet comfortable home filled with art. I've never seen anything like it. They have a terrific little gift shop.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Bonnet House is a secret location many tourist don't find during their visit to Fort Lauderdale, but if you do find it (along A!A just south of Sunrise Blvd) take a couple of hours and see Old Florida, a wonderful home from the 20's and a very intersting collection of Art.......there is now a new pedestrian only entrance on... More 

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Pomona, NY
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's a bit pricel but worth it to tour the grounds. This property was donated to the state and was required to be kept as it was. It was remarkable. The owners/builders had a lot of $ and purchased many expensive things from around the world to fill their rooms and grounds. If you're in the neighborhood, don't miss ur.

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Wroxham, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

When you visit Fort Lauderdale, you must take a break from the beach and visit this enchanting place. As soon as we walked through the gates, we were made to feel welcome and felt as if we had entered a magical world. We had a brilliant tour of the house and our guide was so enthusiastic, he really brought it... More 

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A charming South Florida treasure.. interesting, historic, enchanting story and a walk back into time ... A enjoyable peaceful visit, we were transported into a wonderful natural setting, the grounds are lovely, serene, the house is enchanting and very charming. A unique and special place ...

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