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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I have been here many times and have always enjoyed seeing the Bonnet House and the gardens. They have many different functions here, public and private. It is truly a step back in time and should be seen by everyone even by locals

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Had really looked forward to this experience. Granted much of our bad experience had more to do with the group tour and not the property. We arrived to find a tropical oasis in the midst of High Rise Haven Fort Lauderdale. Entry was I believe $25 each, which really was the price of a modest lunch or dinner for the... More

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have visited the Bonnet house many times over the years, when we have out-of-town visitors. We (and our visitors) are always amazed at how beautiful this place is and how unknown it is to so many, including locals. The staff and volunteers are always friendly. On this visit our guide was, Don Viny. He gave us an entertaining talk... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very calm and peaceful stroll/ride around an amazing, huge house that has stayed right by the beach for about 70 years. I'm amazed it's still there, just as it was. They certainly wouldn't let people plop down their private property like this nowadays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Thank goodness that there are financially successful Americans leave treasures for all of us to enjoy. Bonnet is such a treasure. 35 acres of pristine gardens and wonderful art in the middle of Ft L. A wonderful venue that's Perfect as an art museum old Florida architecture for walking or weddings do yourself a favor and see it. Enjoy.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On the Gold Coast, N. Birch rd, across A1A, from Atlantic Ocean. 1920's plantation home, tropical feel with giant trees, history, sophistication. Featuring, 1920's style gardens with Orchids, lush greenery. The house has arty interior, giving trendy appearance.. It's a very good museum. "Bonnet House", hosts weddings, receptions and parties. Cost $$

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We thought the Bonnet House was lovely. Lot's of interesting things, the hand painted ceilings are something to see. The staff and volunteers are very friendly, knowledgeable and really seem to love what they do. The grounds and houses are beautiful. I have never seen so many beautiful orchids. After the tour of the house and other buildings we took... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Take the tram tour and the building tour for the best overall experience. The Bonnet House is filled with history, natural beauty, and Ft. Lauderdale culture. I highly recommend it for nature, history, and art lovers. It's a beautiful site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A well maintained preservation of a historic home. The docent was friendly and knowledgeable. A good history was provided with the features of the home being used as illustration of the story.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You must go! Gorgeous! The monkey's are so cool if they are feeding. The house is so neat and beautiful. Worth the time

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