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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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Very interesting local history.

Really enjoyed this slice of history in the middle of the built up commercial area. A lot to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave B
Warsaw, Indiana
Nice escape

It was a nice surprise to visit a preserved home so close to the ocean and central business... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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” (69 reviews)
“guided tour” (70 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
Central Beach
+1 954-563-5393
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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed this slice of history in the middle of the built up commercial area. A lot to see and nicely done.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a nice surprise to visit a preserved home so close to the ocean and central business district. The tour takes a little more than an hour and our tour guide was informative and keep us in the shade most of the tour.

1  Thank Travelswithfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to visit and get an interesting tour without overspending if you need something to do to fill your time. I liked learning about the owners.

Thank Floridagirl7777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had some free time in Fort Lauderdale so used Trip Advisor to suggest what might be a good outing. We took a guided tour of the Bonnet House (so called after the numerous bonnet shaped flowers in the gardens). It was a really...More

Thank Cluck1519
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum. It gives a good inside in earlier period of Florida living in South East Florida. It has a great collection of art and great garden

Thank Amed1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though this place is really beautiful and has a lot of different kind of animals outiside, their inside tour (the main thing to do) is not THAT interesting. Hearing someone talk very fast in extreme temperature in midday is not a fun thing to do.

Thank VinVin2452
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely home and gardens has quite the history. The house and it's history are unique. Even though it was a very hot and humid day, we were enchanted. There are golf carts driven by volunteers which was wonderful as one person in our party...More

Thank doxiefoster
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have enjoyed this historic and awesome house. the tourguides were very frriendly and helpful. the tour of th house and well maintained grounds was was very interestind.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Bonnet House is a not to be missed attraction if you're visiting Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Situated right off Sunrise Blvd. between the ocean and the Intercoastal, it's an oasis in all the high rises and hotels on beachfront AIA. It combines a garden, an art...More

Thank ecvdavie
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I know folks that have lived in flroida for 50 years and have never visited this interesting location - it takes you back to the beginning of Florida living via volunteer/expert guides

Thank Dave B
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Mark B
26 January 2017|
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Response from Bonnet H | Property representative |
Free parking is available in our guest parking lot. I hope you enjoy your tour.
13 January 2016|
Response from DANET65 | Reviewed this property |
Bonnet House is known for their orchids collection. Just do not go on their orchids tour (20$ per person) in November. The flowers were not in bloom. In general, it is challenging to specify bloom seasons for orchids. Some... More
18 February 2015|
Response from Bonnet H | Property representative |
Hello. Yes, Bonnet House is wheel chair accessible.