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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 2013
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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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great tour, beautiful grounds, lots of shade, great for pictures. I loved spending the afternoon here.

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Beautiful home of early wealthy resident and artist Hugh Taylor Birch who built home in 1895. He designed and helped build house filled with artwork. Charming, whimsy. Lush gardens and house tours lead by helpful guides.

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New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Fortunately a friend tipped us off about this museum, right in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The volunteers who are the backbone of this lovely home/art museum are knowledgeable and personable, and never made us feel herded or rushed. We were allowed to take pictures outside the rooms, and the grounds were very picture-worthy. After the excesses of both... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Beautiful house and a very good tour.Dissapointing you do not see the upstairs only on a video.Grounds were delightful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Beautiful grounds and ihouse -- interresting stories behind the place (you learn that on the tour). Worth the time -- an oasis in, essentially, downtown Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The house was very pretty and colorful. The tour guide I had explained things very well and was ale to answer our questions. There are many great paintings to look at. At first, I was a bit hesitant to go because looking at painting after painting can get a little boring. There is so much more to see, though. The... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

On a recent stay in Fort Lauderdale I had the opportunity to visit Bonnet House. The tour was very entertaining and very informative. A great way to spend a few hours. Learning about the Bartlett/Birch history of the property and the the folks who lived there.

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We liked the botanical tour and the house tour. I particularly enjoy tours when I get to see a house where it looks like it did when the residents still lived there.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We took a tour of just the grounds and gardens for $10. The grounds were serene and pretty, but not outstanding. We did see a beautiful swan and an iguana. There were not any special gardens besides the desert garden. Overall, just okay. It gave us something to do on a pleasant afternoon to take a break from the beaches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Worth the $20....Carol was a fabulous tour guide. Beautiful home and grounds to explore. Wonderful place for a wedding. Probably not super entertaining for kids

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