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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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Fascinating Insight into the Past

Bonnet House is named for the indigenous bonnet lily. It was designed by Frederic Clay Bartlett, an... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Susan S G
Westport, United States
Great accidental find

There are monkeys. There are gardens. There's a home bar made of bamboo and a real sense that the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gregory M
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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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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 4 days ago

Bonnet House is named for the indigenous bonnet lily. It was designed by Frederic Clay Bartlett, an artist from Chicago, and the knowledgeable tour guide chronicles the history of the Bartlett/Birch families. Their eclectic and eccentric taste is intriguing, as are the stories that accompany...More

Thank Susan S G
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are monkeys. There are gardens. There's a home bar made of bamboo and a real sense that the historical residents are just out of the room for a moment.

Thank Gregory M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bonnet House Museum and Gardens provides docent tours of this historic landmark. Not only are the grounds and home beautiful and interesting, the story of the residents of Bonnet House are fascinating. You will learn about the early Pioneers of Fort Lauderdale and the neighboring...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My visit here was very insightful. I enjoyed the tour guide very much. The property was kept in very good condition even though a hurricane went through there a fews ago. The rest of the staff were pleasant and made us feel like royalty. I...More

1  Thank Aubrey G
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This home on the ocean will take you to a lifestyle and historic home that we all wish we had lived. The collections and interiors are from all over the world. Plenty of paintings are done by the owners. The stories of their creation are...More

Thank Tropicalcat2
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A very enjoyable tour, the owner of the house was an incredible artist and he was a fan of nature so the garden is beautifully made

Thank Violeta L
Reviewed 3 September 2017

What a wonderful gift to the people of Fort Lauderdale this stunning house and garden is. I do hope the people can resist the development which surrounds it. The gardens have monkeys, raccoons and various habitat. A real oasis in a concrete jungle. Run by...More

Thank doncasterdarling
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

It was a great way to learn about one of the earliest families of Ft Lauderdale. The architecture is unique for the time, not Spanish but more Moorish. The original art and the artifacts collected around the world are beautiful and eclectic. It was thrilling...More

Thank A E
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Visited this historic museum & garden , what a treasure. Grounds filled with foilage and spectacular views, advise to take the $2 golf cart ride as it is over 35 acres. Guides are well versed about the home and grounds and all the people that...More

Thank Norma1015
Reviewed 19 August 2017

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
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27 August 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.
27 August 2017|
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Response from LynneManchester | Reviewed this property |
We got in half price as it was July 4th
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.