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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The Bonnet House is a very enjoyable place to visit. Anthony Miller gave a interesting tour that brought the owners to life. I was glad to see that work was being done on the house and the property to keep it preserved. The nature tour was well worth the extra 2 dollars.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The Bonnet House was a great thing to do on a rainy Tuesday during my vacation. The house is just beautiful and the grounds are so well kept and clean. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about everything in that house. A great thing to do when you are there.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This really is a MUST for your Ft. Lauderdale trip. Built with love by creatives, the home and property are full of life and color. The guided tours are informative and fun with a zillion photo opps. Keep an eye out for the few monkeys left on the property-we were lucky enough to snap a few pics of them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds but our driver rushed through tram tour as the other couple were doing house tour too. We walked behind another woman doing tram ride. She was much more informative and gave the passengers time for photo ops. Our driver barely paused so no photo ops with him

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Corinth, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The thrust of the tour is primarily on the house and grounds of a "winter retreat" built by artist Frederic Clay Bartlett when Fort Lauderdale was still a wild swamp. IMHO, far more interesting is the artwork on display by tBartlett and his talented third wife, Evelyn. Unfortunately, we were rushed from room to room with maybe five minutes allotted... More

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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A relaxing day touring the gardens and house. The guides are full of life and there is lots to see such as art, wild life and architecture.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I love this place. It's "old school" Fort Lauderdale. When you are on the property you really get the feel that you've been taken back to the time when this was the ONLY house on the beach! And there are monkeys on the property! Really! I've seen them!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

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

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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