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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

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Neighbourhood: Central Beach
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Address: 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
Phone Number: +1 954-563-5393
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Ponds with bonnet water lilies and tropical gardens surround this historic...

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.

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Beautiful, serene old Florida place to visit

Bonnet House is a gem near Ft Lauderdale. It has beautiful gardens full of Florida trees and flowers including orchids. You can walk the 35 acres or sit and relax near the water... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bonnet House is a gem near Ft Lauderdale. It has beautiful gardens full of Florida trees and flowers including orchids. You can walk the 35 acres or sit and relax near the water or visit the old large house and view the old furnishings and artwork. This is truly old, beautiful Florida. I have lived in South Fla all my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This house and museum are an oasis of calm along the busy Ft Lauderdale beach. The tour was wonderful and docents were very informative. While the museum focuses on the artwork of the owner and his wife, seeing his art studio, and how the family lived was amazing. Just wandering around the grounds makes you feel tranquil, as you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in the Fort Lauderdale area visiting this is a must see as you take a break from the beach. With over 35 acres of beauty and history this will make your trip complete. If you live in Fort Lauderdale and have not been what are you waiting for? They have a walking tour of the home which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bonnet House & Gardens represent the last vestige of the original south Florida mangrove Eco-system. 35 acres that were developed as a winter haven for a wealthy Chicago family in the early 1900's. The house is fascinating and contains the original family furnishings along with the original artwork of the owner. We had a comprehensive tour led by a highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to Bonnet House. Our guide, Herb, shared with us many interesting facts and anecdotes about the place, which is kept exactly as when it was built in the 1920ies.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easy to find, and right beside Fort Lauderdale beach front. The house is spectacular, and kept in its original early 20th Century décor, full of quirky "nickbacks" that the owners had bought on their world wide travels, whilst the gardens were lovely, I could have wandered around for hours!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to this extravagant house. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts about the owner's family history and about the history of the area. After a general tour we had another tour, which we had booked in advance. The Orchid Greenhouse tour runs only once a month and we we happy we could fit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens and house, loved it. You are giving a tour of the house with tons of historical information. You can roam around the gardens with most of the trees and plants have sings indicating what the tree or plant name is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Bonnet House not knowing what to expect and found a miracle in Ft Lauderdale. It's the most beautiful house and gardens in the middle of the rampant development. The house is full of fine art and wonderfully quirky objects gathered from all over the world which come together to make an extraordinary living experience. I wish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful time viewing birds and learning about the history of the Bonnet House. A great class too! Thanks Paddy!

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