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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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KENOSHA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Naples, Florida USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You pay for authenticity here. The founding family that evolved into the Ace Hardware fortune came here in 1880s as a winter retreat and to paint and entertain between their global travels. The main house is cinder block. It along with the outbuildings are painted a single, budget minded, sunny yellow. Landscaping is not the pristine, torturous style maintaining the... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are into local history be sure to go. It is a very interesting spot, one of the few gems that are available in Fort Lauderdale. It is not a place to take children.

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

interesting and different homestead of artists- the whole home is a work of art- this estate brings you back to the real Florida- We used to see the owner driving her Bentley around town in the 70-80's and always wondered what was in here- live monkeys roam free !!! beautiful gardens- A MUST SEE TO ALL VISITORS AND RESIDENTS !!!!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

a very unusual home of some of America's extremely wealthy. Very unique with a bourgeoisie flair. beautiful setting amongst beautiful Fort Lauderdale. Bravo.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Interesting tour and amazing to think that this property has been preserved in the middle of the Ft. Lauderdale beach area, while mass development continues around it. Left to the State of Florida, by an artist and her family, thankfully it will remain forever.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Really Not worth the admission price. The Car Museum was a much better deal with lots more to see compared to the Bonnet House.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You can't see this house from the road and I was expecting the typical ostentatious mansion more like the one at the Ringling Museum. Instead the house was eccentric, as were the owners. We went shortly after it opened and the mosquitoes were ready to chow down. Luckily the tourguide was able to find some mosquito repellant and said that... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great for photo shoot. Beautiful gardens. Nicely preserved home. Nice to see how they lived in the early 20th century.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum is like going back in time.The historical interpreters did an amazing job of walking you thru this time period.Between the grounds and the art in the home it is a wonderful tour.We even got to see the Manatees in the canal on the property.

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