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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

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900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
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If you have limited time in Fort Lauderdale or simply want to see more of the city from the water, take a boat cruise on the New River for great views of places that are otherwise difficult to access. Get close views of downtown, along with mega yachts and waterside mansions along Millionaire's Row as you travel through the canals and hear live commentary from the guide.
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romazzino wrote a review 25 Jan
West Palm Beach, Florida730 contributions205 helpful votes
Lots of history in such a unique environment. A great estate without the pump and circumstance of Vizcaya but also uniquely beautiful. The art collection from the Bartlett's is fun, all the orchids around the property are beautiful and the staff is all great (minus the one short lady with the graspy voice, she's annoying and bossy). Don't expect manicured gardens, enjoy a tropical paradise with 5 distinct eco-systems. Architecturally, a great representation of a Caribbean plantation. History, art and nature all mixed in one.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Susanne N wrote a review 24 Jan
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Interesting history and so wonderful to see this house and the gardens preserved. We expected having to follow along the audio tour but were greeted by knowledgeable volunteers in every room. They really brought the history of the Bartlett family to life!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Gretchen R wrote a review Nov 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida10 contributions
An amazing story of life back in the early 1900"s. What rich people did when most people were stuck in their own home towns.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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AvaE27 wrote a review Nov 2020
Bradenton, Florida444 contributions73 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our visit to the Bonnet house with it's lovely natural setting. It's under $20 and all the CDC guidelines are being observed during COVID. It's kind of a charming and secluded little spot amid Ft. Lauderdale's hustle and bustle. The home was owned by artist Frederick Bartlett and his wives, the final one Evelyn deeded it to use as a museum after her death. They painted the ceilings, the floors and decorated with natural shells from the nearby beach. Walking through you can enjoy the whimsical collection of treasures from around the world including some lovely artworks, funky carved animals and kitschy collections. It's an easy way to enjoy a slow walking afternoon. There is a great gift shop also where you can get a cold drink.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Colleen Carey wrote a review Nov 2020
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I live locally but had never been to the Bonnet House. I took my out of town guests for something to do. It was not as visually stunning as Vizacaya in Miami, but was interesting. The people working/volunteering there were very informative and nice. Interesting for adults but boring for kids. The visit took about an hour. I’m glad we went, but have no desire to go back.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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