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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

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Address: 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
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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Beautiful historical artist home

This is a beautiful historical artist home on Fort Lauderdale Beach. A little hot for a summer visit however a real treat for artist and history enthusiast!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful historical artist home on Fort Lauderdale Beach. A little hot for a summer visit however a real treat for artist and history enthusiast!

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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is one of the few complete homes and studios of two American artists open to the public. Nestled among miles of beachfront development are 35 acres of a pristine barrier island ecosystem. The Main House is filled with a collection of art and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Bonnet House. The docent did a fabulous job of telling us about the home, the family, the art and the furnishings....

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historical place not to miss in Fort Lauderdale....interesting as well as beautiful. Staff is very know nice and loaded with information. Loved the gardens and all the orchids!

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Highland Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised by the house and all of its interesting features. You get clear picture of what living (in style) nearly a hundred years ago was like in Ft. Lauderdale. The flowers in the garden are spectacular and the who place is just charming. Great for the entire family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens surround this historic artists home. Surrounded by the city it is truly a testament to the long time owners to not have the area change. Beautiful orchids, shells and art make this a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled upon the Bonnet House by accident and was delighted by its history and charm. Well worth the visit and the tour guide was very knowledgeable too!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frederic Clay Barnett, an American artist from Chicago, and his wife Helen built this summer cottage in 1920 on an undeveloped piece of land just across from the ocean. The land was a wedding gift from her father. Helen died in 1925 and Frederic married Evelyn, from the famous Eli Lilly family. They would come to stay during the winters... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't much historical in Fort Lauderdale and I wouldn't exactly call this historical but at is a magnificent home and property. I am an Architect and I really love touring old homes and properties with my BF. I had reservations about touring something local, but this place is chocked full of cool historical tid bits about local history. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fabulous tour of an amazing property in Ft. Lauderdale. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and obviously loved his job.

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