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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

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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
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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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We visited Bonnet House after reading about it on Trip Advisor. It is a beautiful haven in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale. You can either purchase to just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Bonnet House after reading about it on Trip Advisor. It is a beautiful haven in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale. You can either purchase to just visit the gardens or you can have a tour of the house aswell. We decided to pay for the tour & gardens, the tour was very informative... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Residing in Fort Lauderdale for 40 years we have many times visited the Bonnet House. Each time it has been a terrific and memorable experience. We have even attended the marriage of a friends daughter at Bonnet House. If you are culturally and artistically inclined this will be of special interest. The history of how this home came about is... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A MUST SEE WHILE IN LAUDERDALE!!! A hidden gem and mind blowing art and history!! JUST GO!! Better to join for a years membership and get a discount on the additional visitors.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great place to take family or a loved one to just relax and enjoy the sights. Very nice grounds and the tour is a great learning experience.

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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Bonnet House is in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, yet is a surreal, calm oasis of a time capsule of what Fort Lauderdale was 100 years ago. Enjoy beautiful gardens and tour the quaint house. It is best to go in cooler weather, as half the tour is not air conditioned. For the action-paced thrill seeker, this is not... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This a great place to visit. The house is full of beautiful art works done by the owners. The grounds gives you a glimpse of how Florida looked like before all of the development. Walk around the grounds or take the tolly tour.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My daughter and I visited (she lives there, but never visited). We thoroughly enjoyed this fascinating step back in time. The incredible art and gardens throughout the estate and grounds was beautiful. You can barely believe that you're steps away from the infamous Ft. Lauderdale beach and its busy and bustling streets full of tourists! The docents are very knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

One of those constantly surprising places, that shows the lifestyle of the well to do. Also an important foundation landmark.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful, whimsical decor. A step back in time. Docents provide lots of fascinating history regarding this great, talented family. The house and gardens are welcoming, cheerful, well managed and well-maintained. Thanks to all at Bonnet House!. I highly recommend a visit here.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Named after the Bonnet Water Lilies, this is really a wonderful attraction. Set between the high rise buildings, it is a little piece of paradise well preserved. The house has a interesting history and a rather unique layout. The walk around the garden was lovely.

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