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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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A step back in time

A bit of history forgotten by time. The docents detail of the history made the trip an enjoyable one.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rockledge, Florida
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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A bit of history forgotten by time. The docents detail of the history made the trip an enjoyable one.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome outdoor museum! Loved the museum and the the tour. The tour guides wear nice and knowledgeable. It would have been nice to take pictures indoors but I understand. Anyone who goes to Ft . Lauderdale needs to go to this museum!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting. Great guided tour. If you love art then you will love this place. Very fun, unique collection-a taste of old Florida. i just loved it.

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Fort Lauderdale Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bonnet House is an old estate with a lot of history. The grounds are beautiful. The tour will give you a sense of what Florida was like when my great grandparents and grand parents moved here. It is across the street from the beach so you can do both in the same day if you like.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited The Bonnet House because it was listed as a great place to see in the area. Not exactly walker friendly from the Water Taxi, as even once we got near we had to walk through the entire parking area. Once there, we were given a guide to take us through the property. Lots of nice stories of how the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice way to learn a part of Ft Lauderdale history, see beautiful orchids and walk the pretty grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the Bonnet grounds with Herbert, who explained us the life and art of the Bonnet family to our group so well. We had so much fun and I could only recommend this tour. Thank you, Herbert!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bonnet House is not like any other museum. It is a one of the kind spot to visit. You will learn about the families, their lives, travels and unique art. The gardens are lovely and the tour is so worth the time. Great find and look into the history of the area.

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Often overlooked, Bonnet House is a wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon while in Fort Lauderdale. The house is unlike many historic homes and contains many of the paintings from its owners, Frederic Clay Bartlett and his third wife, Evelyn Fortune Lilly. The docent (Fred Greenblatt) is very knowledgeable about the home, history and many of the decorative... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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