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Truly amazing house

My wife and I really enjoyed this house. So many amazing little details to see and learn about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frank E
Bradenton, Florida
Style in early 20th century architecture

The house (13,000 square feet) sits on 20+ acres of gardens unique Floridian flora. Tour is worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edward B
Clearwater, Florida
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1151 Tower Blvd, Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, FL 33853-3470
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I really enjoyed this house. So many amazing little details to see and learn about. The volunteer guides in each room/area shared tons of info if you wanted it and let those that didn't go by quickly. An excellent experience.

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house (13,000 square feet) sits on 20+ acres of gardens unique Floridian flora. Tour is worth the price of admission. Every room has a different terracotta tile pattern from Cuba. Every door has a different pattern of cypress wood. Every staircase step has different...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Pinewood Estate in conjunction with the Bok Tower Gardens (combo ticket $20/adult). The home is located a short walk off the garden paths. When you arrive you knock on the front door and wait for a docent to greet you and let...More

Thank FL_Sable
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This is worth paying extra to see. It costs $16 in addition to the price to see Bok Tower ($14, I think)It’s located on the grounds of Bok Tower. There are docents inside in various places of the home, giving you their part of history...More

Thank Irish4love
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We love going to Pinewood Estate when we visit Bok Tower. We have been here a few times at Christmas. It is especially lovely during the holidays because it is decorated so nicely. They pick a theme every year & follow that theme with a...More

Thank MommamurphyFlorida
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Christmas tour was very good. The decorations and guide made for an interesting tour. The outdoor grounds were exceptional.

Thank TomS1220
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The summer home of a vice president of Bethlehem Steel, unique in every way, every room different, a lovely home built for business, formalities, and entertaining. Great design features so well explained by friendly and well informed docents. Lovely grounds to walk. In the same...More

Thank bulldog620
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We are members of Bok Tower and have visited on several occasions!Absolutely love this place great place to take visiting relatives or a beautiful place to just go with your spouse so much history and the people that greet you really know everything. Highly recommended😎

Thank rickgV941VM
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Though we'd been to Bok Tower Gardens, we'd never been inside this beautiful 1930's estate. As we made sight seeing plans for central FL the weekend after thanksgiving, a friend from Melbourne suggested Pinewood estate, stating that their Christmas decorations should be up and were...More

Thank traintraveler53
Reviewed 3 August 2018

A fantastic restoration of a fine yet very livable summer home of a northeast US moneyed family. Their volunteer docents make it come to life. It's grounds are also very beautiful.

Thank BrazilBum
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Susan W
31 July 2018|
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Response from RosieSpoonbill | Reviewed this property |
From their website: Pinewood Estate will be closed the following dates: Subject to change without notice. February 14, 2018 May 17, 2018 October 29 through November 22 Operating Hours except blackout dates above Spring (Now... More
Elsie S
7 November 2017|
Response from YOMONOKO | Reviewed this property |
From their website: November 24 – January 7 10:00am – 5:00p.m. The Holiday Home Tour takes a musical turn celebrating Charles Austin Buck’s passion for music and the sounds of the 1930’s. The Buck family is caught up in the... More
15 January 2017|
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Response from Charlie S | Reviewed this property |
This is what I saw on their website for Pinewood Estate is closed for 2017 for the following dates: January 9-28, February 14, April 22, subject to change. Operating Hours except blackout dates above: Summer: Open daily... More