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“Great place to visit !'” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens
900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Central Beach)
954-563-5393
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Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Museums
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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 owners, famed artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn, made equally beautiful inside.
Goiania, Go
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“Great place to visit !'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We loved the place.... History and beauty in the same place. Parking is fine and the place is an oportunity to get a pure air.

Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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“Wonderful adult fare.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Bonnet House (named for the resident lily) conjures up a nostalgic place of perfect living, inaccessible to the outside world and consistent with the temperament of the talented owners who cherished & enjoyed their intimate privacy. Once a vast beachfront property with no more than 2 other families in the Fort Lauderdale area, the remaining 35 acres offers a glimpse into an authentic past. Because the owners painted, designed and collected for pleasure, rather than for social prestige or monetary value, the result is eclectic, unconstrained blend of whimsical and personal artistic traditions. Home of American Birch and Bartlett families. Perhaps someday Bonnet House and theater may revive and serve as a small center for education, arts and cultures and a venue for special events such as performances, lectures, and conferences?

Visited September 2012
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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“average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

expensive, $20 a ticket. The usual 1920's vacation house used twice a year by wealthy Northerners. A swamp filled in with dirt. Amatuer art located throughout, much of it outside in the weather so it cannot be valuable. a charity donation. Much of it closed off.

Visited September 2012
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Wash,Dc
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“Unexpected gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Unexpected gem! Located just off the beach in Fort Lauderdale. Beautiful historic plantation-style home and grounds. Interesting/odd art. One hour tour with an excellent tour leader. Discount tickets were available.

Visited August 2012
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Athens, Georgia
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“Quircky & Cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Nice tour of old money home. Rich artists do some strange things with their money. Imagine Central Park meets the mini Biltmore (on crack) in Ft Lauderdale!

Real live Monkeys in the trees, too!

Visited August 2012
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