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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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Calmness in the middle of town

Was just there this past week end for their annual orchid show. Nice grounds great parking. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Frank D
Not worth the money!

We have been to many historic homes in Florida and though The Bonnet House is interesting as is its... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
George Patti W
Bracebridge, Canada
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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” (72 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
Central Beach
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Was just there this past week end for their annual orchid show. Nice grounds great parking. The house in its self is okay...... good history lesson

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been to many historic homes in Florida and though The Bonnet House is interesting as is its owner, it is definitely not worth the admission fee of $20. There is plenty of free parking on site and walking about the grounds is easy....More

Thank George Patti W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled onto Bonnet House looking for something to fill time before a late flight's departure ... and were thrilled. The guide took us through the extensive house, telling stories about the family and their international art collection, as well as the unique architecture of...More

1  Thank SusChef
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, and I have only recently discovered this site. Beautiful grounds, lots of trails. We did the house tour and it was a ton of fascinating history. The staff clearly care about this site. There is a video during the...More

Thank cleichhorn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting from Sweden. We were made to feel very welcome by all the staff. They were very knowledgeable about the house, it’s history and its people. It was a very beautiful house for its era. An interesting collection of artwork both created on...More

Thank ElinKrycek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice historical site to visit once, the gardens - I don’t think they can be called gardens or maybe we were expecting more like flower beds, exotic plants etc. The art work, murals, etc are nice. It is nice to see all the lush green...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am European so I am going to write my review through this point of view. Bonnet House name comes from the Bonnet Lilly apparently a type of lily found in the ponds of the property. Built in the 20th century it is one of...More

Thank LuisMoreira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They tour guides were very accommodating with a wheel chair and time spent explaining the history of the home and property. Better than the Stranahan house tour.

Thank cathye789
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely go in the house. The gardens alone are not much especially since they are not replacing the swans, monkeys, etc. as they die off. Cool people to learn about and interesting art history. We had an excellent tour guide with a clear, loud voice...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love historical gardens and museums in South Florida! It was such a wild environment in the past, only civilized through industrialists and lots of money. Bonnet House is a perfect 1-2 hour tour to learn about the lifestyles of the rich back in the...More

1  Thank LeenaFleur
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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 Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Around $25, half off for kids, im sure they have a website if you just search it up you will find it, but its not cheap, like i said, 25ish. If you stay A few hrs and enjoy the history and tours its worth it. Very... More
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.