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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
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+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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Nice museum and gardens

A very nice representation of life in Florida way back when. Great gardens, and a nice historic home to look around and walk the grounds. If you're near the beach and need a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very nice representation of life in Florida way back when. Great gardens, and a nice historic home to look around and walk the grounds. If you're near the beach and need a few hours of more relaxation, take a walk over

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bonnet House Museum and Garden do very well considering the limited attraction of what is Ft Lauderdales oldest building. But they handle their limited resources very well and the House tour is very well presented with extra information. Its not a patch on the most humble of European house tours. But then again. as is pointed out to visitors... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bonnet House is historic it pinpoints a place in time so that we are able to look back. They have a lovely garden. They do a very good job with tours. A lot of weddings and events are scheduled here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a huge property and for me not really that interesting only half a dozen rooms to see a few plates and an art studio its saving grace are the grounds with its wild life

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and had a wonderful time walking through this historic house built with Caribbean style architecture. Seeing the beautiful Art work throughout the House was so amazing. The outside 35 acre estate has lush tropical garden landscaping, and wonderful views not only of plants, but we also saw some Iguanas,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I confess that my wife and I are historic home groupies, so we may be easy marks, but this home and estate is on the top of our list. It's wonderful! Part of the magic is that this calm, preserved, peaceful place, with tons of wildlife and wetlands and flora and art, is smack dab in the middle of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed the tour of the Bonnet House Museum which lasted one hour and fifteen minutes. The guide showed us the unique house inspired in Caribbean style architecture and the art of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett . The gardens of the property are very extensive and a wonderful place for people who like nature to explore and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part history, part gardens, part art and part architecture. This is a wonderful glimpse into "old Ft Lauderdale". An oasis in the middle of all the high rises. From the 35 acre grounds you cannot hear or see the rest of the city. Highly recommend the guided tour. It is like a living book or documentary. Interesting and informative. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not so easy to find on foot as all the signs are on the highway and we walked to it from the beach. Interesting house and gardens and a quiet oasis on Fort Lauderdale beach. Informative and friendly guides give an Insite into the history of the area and how this family spent their summers

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Bonnet House with my husband and 2 kids who are 18 and 20. My family had mixed reviews and that's why I gave this tour 4 stars instead she of 5. I loved the property and the tour. The history of the house and old photos that show what this area of Fort Lauderdale looked like... More 

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