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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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Artist's Florida Dream

This home on the ocean will take you to a lifestyle and historic home that we all wish we had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Delray Beach, FL
via mobile
a piece of art

A very enjoyable tour, the owner of the house was an incredible artist and he was a fan of nature... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Violeta L
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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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“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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 15 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 29 July 2017

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 20 July 2017

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
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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.