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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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The best Ft Lauderdale history tour

We expected to enjoy an hour, but with so much history and such great tour guides we stayed for 3... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Donald C
Mesa, Arizona
Very customer service oriented

We arrived just as it started to pour down rain. Vern, a tram driver, met us at our car so we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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: 2-3 hours
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
Central Beach
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We expected to enjoy an hour, but with so much history and such great tour guides we stayed for 3 1/2 hours. We can not believe that 35 acres of this nature exists with in such a busy city.

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived just as it started to pour down rain. Vern, a tram driver, met us at our car so we didn't get too wet. He drove us to the ticket booth and then to the house for our tour. The tour guide was very...More

Thank pgmovie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This rightly features highly on recommended places to visit in FL. And as a bonus its got free parking for visitors. To start with we followed the nature trail around the garden using a vey informative leaflet as a guide. We were delighted to see...More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the guided tour. The house and grounds are amazing and the history was so interesting. Definitely worth a visit.

2  Thank camartin2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a wedding at the Bonnet House in November. The house and grounds are truly amazing. The wedding was held outdoors in a lovely area surrounded by palm trees and water. After the ceremony we walked to the house itself. It was designed by...More

Thank WMVineyard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading about the family history we decided we wanted to see the artwork and furnishings of a free thinking couple. The grounds are used for weddings and we were blessed to see a young couple and their entourage taking photos in the garden! Behind...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such beautiful art on display and incorporated into the design of this home. Take the guided tour for neat history of the family and era.

Thank Margaux W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bonnet House is a bit expensive - I think it was $56 for three of us? But worth it and it is a non profit. It is a bit like Central Park is to NYC - an oasis of green/gardens in a city. It was...More

Thank 939amyloud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting visit to the elegant past, well worth the time. Not only is the house (and the gardens) interesting, so is the storied history - the now deceased, former owner widow NEARLY outlived the County in her repeated, and endueing, winter visits to the...More

Thank Stockdoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bonnet House is a worthwhile place to tour, right at the beach in the Main Fort Lauderdale beach area, a short walk from most Fort Lauderdale beach hotels. Amazing history of how Fort Lauderdale evolved and the wealthy families that played a role in...More

Thank adisabatino53
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15 January 2018|
Response from WMVineyard | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...we were there for a wedding so it was “free”!!
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