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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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Great piece of history

A historical home and garden of two American artists The guided tours were very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BeverlySecondo
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Agawam, Massachusetts
Great Glimpse of Old Florida

Very interesting one hour and 15 minute house tour by an excellent volunteer guide and for four... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sarahNewYork_NY
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New York, NY
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old florida” (72 reviews)
“guided tour” (77 reviews)
“golf cart tour” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
Central Beach
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A historical home and garden of two American artists The guided tours were very interesting and entertaining. Nice gift shop.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting one hour and 15 minute house tour by an excellent volunteer guide and for four dollars more, a tour of the grounds with a driver/guide. This is a 35 acre haven in the middle of busy Ft Lauderdale. It is the former home...More

1  Thank sarahNewYork_NY
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bonnet house is the original summerhouse of an artistic family. It is intended to be informal and laidback which it is in its own affluent way. The studio contains examples of pieces of art, but the most interesting part is almost the development around the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see when visiting Ft Lauderdale. Wonderful story to tell and showcases the artistic talent and tastes of the owners from the 1920s onwards. The immediate garden setting of the house and the well preserved interiors with their artistic contents are a...More

1  Thank Jon L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just recently became aware of this gem of an oasis in Fort Lauderdale. One forgets he/she is in a large bustling city. There is easy parking, friendly staff/volunteers and gently foot paths around the gardens and ponds. My party was very happy with John...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the finest museum house tours we’ve been on. Sophisticated and gracious guides knit together an important part of FL history and ecology with art and architecture. Thanks to Ken and Winn for bringing such light onto the subject and making the...More

1  Thank lbmullane
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Must See & Visit in Fort Lauderdale! A Charming Estate full of Artistic & Historical Charm. Great Gardens with Orchids & Botanical Garden & beautifully blooming flowers. A Marvelous Swan in charge of the pretty Pond. Lots of Artifacts. Great Tour with a Guide!...More

1  Thank Galia B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Fort Lauderdale and don't go to the Bonnet House, well you missed something special. Great beautiful grounds right there in the middle of it. Loved the period house and all the art. Just a fun way to spend a few hours.

1  Thank thecolonel1215
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so glad to see this place. It is so well preserved. Lots of history. We took a tour and we were so glad too. Bring your camera you won't believe what is there it is magical

1  Thank Chaim1959
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking to spend a couple hours before flying out and decided on this home. Turned out to be 3 hours because we liked it so much. It is directly on Ft. Lauderdale Beach very near the Conrad Hotel. We took the guided tour...More

1  Thank magmom51
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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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