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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
+1 954-563-5393
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You can drift off here for a couple of hours easily into your own world ..I just walked around the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
HarleyMatt
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Bristol, United Kingdom
How the other half lived

This is a great place for adults and couples. I think children might find the house and grounds a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SeattleLifejazz
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Seattle
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Accredited by the American Association of Museums and listed on the national Register of Historic Places, this 35-acre historic estate on Fort Lauderdale Beach is an extraordinary blend of art, history and nature. The whimsically-designed house was built in 1920 and was home to artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Bonnet House was the romantic, whimsical winter getaway of wealthy Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn Fortune Bartlett, an artist in her own right. But unlike lavish show-palaces of the era, Bonnet House was a very personal, intimate creation intended just for family and close friends. It's been perfectly preserved in its 1930's and 40's period of significance, full of delightful surprises.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (79 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
Central Beach
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+1 954-563-5393
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can drift off here for a couple of hours easily into your own world ..I just walked around the gardens for $10, it was fantastic. The peace and solitude was amazing right in the middle of the city.....Lovely palm trees and a swan on...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place for adults and couples. I think children might find the house and grounds a bit tedious. The house is unique and the guided tour gives a great sense for the people who lived here. You're not able to go to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is beautiful, there staff pick you up in golf cart and take you to main area where you paid for your ticket and start the tour. The times tour are narrative with staff which give detail of everything around the house, including artifacts...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this house and gardens! We took a guided tour and our guide was great, so much information and very engaging. I would have to say this is one of my favorite places in Fort Lauderdale.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Bonnet House. Our guide was very informative and the house is lovely. I wish we could have seen the upstairs of the house but the downstairs living areas were lovely and the history behind the house was quite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you would like to see Ft. Lauderdale before all the development, take a trip to the 1920's and experience life by the beach. This iconic estate was preserved and I have visited there many times; for weddings, events, flower tours and more. The gardens...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique opportunity to explore the way old Florida was in its original developing days and the culture that made it the artistic community it is today.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stashed in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale, the amazing Bonnet House is loaded with history and offers a nice respite from the usual beach activities. The expansive estate is filled with artworks collected and created by the somewhat eccentric owners and is filled with unexpected...More

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour with lots of beautiful artwork and gardens, and a home furnished from the 1920's. Our tour guide John did a great job of telling us the history of the place. Keep in mind this is a long tour. Ours was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place where we once met the owner when she was in her later 90's. Alot of cool history here. Great place to appreciate and educate the love of land.

Thank SANDI T
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M6478OBrichardc
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Susan S G | Reviewed this property |
I think it's $20 per person. Yes, you can bring a picnic lunch. Yes, there's plenty of parking available.
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Debbiemann954
August 27, 2017|
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Response from Cluck1519 | Reviewed this property |
Also house is very close to beach area and sea front has eating places quite close.
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Norma1015
August 26, 2017|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Around $25, half off for kids, im sure they have a website if you just search it up you will find it, but its not cheap, like i said, 25ish. If you stay A few hrs and enjoy the history and tours its worth it. Very... More
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