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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
Fee: Yes
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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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Loved the artwork!

My husband and I toured the house and grounds. It is beautiful! Biggest downfall is all rooms are not air conditioned and we were visiting in July so was HOT. Our tour guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I toured the house and grounds. It is beautiful! Biggest downfall is all rooms are not air conditioned and we were visiting in July so was HOT. Our tour guide was great and moved at a pace where you were neither rushed nor bored. The artwork was fabulous, especially the veiled bust in the music room! Great... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful home and gardens. One of the oldest historical homes in Fort Lauderdale. A must see for locals or visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This house and garden is well worth a visit, the history is very interesting with many brilliant exhibits from the family who once occupied it along with work from the artist owner. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. The grounds are splendid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit, a very pretty house near the beach. Exotic grounds, beautiful gardens and especially beautiful trees from all over the world.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bonnet House was built in 1920 as a winter retreat for artist Frederic Bartlett and his family. It is not a traditional period residence but a whimsical look into his life, interests and travels. There are carousel animals, many orchids and, of course, paintings. The volunteer guide was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. We took a ride round the grounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting history as described by tourguide Jim Dunn. Beautiful and exotic home and grounds. Tranquil, serene, and green, this estate can carry you back in time. Home was owned by the artist Frederick Bartlett-art is everywhere. Guess the identity of the "famous" Native American Indian, whose portrait is wearing a red coat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone should add this beautiful house and garden to your Ft Lauderdale Experience. Great history, gardens and Bartlett Art. Evelyn lived until 110 and collected so many interesting things. Love the dining room bar and kitchen. Please go here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful visit which I enjoyed very much. But was struck by the fact that it was the same charge as Viscaya in Miami which is totally of another class. Viscaya is the much better value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bonnet House is absolutely beautiful. We're always looking for different things to do. We like to stay away from the typical tourist attractions. When searching for things to do in Ft. Lauderdale, I came across the Bonnet House. I didn't know the history, the people, or the significance of this family. As it turns out, the husband and wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are from Boston. We've visited the museum twice on a couple of our vacations to Ft Lauderdale, and we love it! Just a wonderful tour of a beautiful home from a bygone era!

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