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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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Interesting History

Definitely go in the house. The gardens alone are not much especially since they are not replacing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan C
Mount Olive, North Carolina
Bonnet House - Step back in time

I love historical gardens and museums in South Florida! It was such a wild environment in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Boynton Beach, Florida
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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
+1 954-563-5393
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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 days 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

Thank LeenaFleur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 35 acre oasis in the middle of Ft. Lauderdale is wonderful! The former home of artist Frederick Bartlett, the house is the product of his vision and design and is full of his artwork. It is a fantastic and whimsical plantation-style home that gives...More

Thank Kelley J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true gem and one of the highlights of our trip to Lauderdale. The gardens are exceptional, well preserved, unique and they have abreast variety to explore. With hundreds of different flora, fauna and wildlife, you will be impressed with the gardens. Then, take the...More

Thank Shelliu
Reviewed 1 week ago

This truly wonderful plantation style estate, once home to artist Fredrick Clayton Bartlett and eventually to second wife Evelyn Fortune Lilly is a wonderful visit to the past. Impressive without being over the top, it feels home-y even now with many of its original details...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of art, beautiful home. The tour guide was very informative. Definitely worth the cost of admission. Lots of wildlife, we even saw a monkey!

1  Thank SandraLeader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need a break and tired of the beach the Bonnet House gardens is a perfect escape, centered in Fort Lauderdale this place definetely worth a look.

Thank Arvrim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cost was high if you go on all the tours available The one tour we took only lasted a hour. Our tour was of the House only. The guide gave us many details and history of the House. We walked the gardens and but missed...More

Thank Jehovah123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to the Bonnet House. It is a treasure nestled within the hustle and bustle of Ft. Lauderdale. You never know you are surrounded by condos and people. lovely gardens, the home is plantation style with wonderful art displayed everywhere. The guides are very knowledgeable...More

Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 in our party , all pensioners no discount.... I can't believe I parted with $60 to get us in, bad mistake. Land outside (can't call them gardens) was boring to walk around Tour of the house was only a few rooms downstairs, best room...More

1  Thank rosielamb
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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 LynneManchester | Reviewed this property |
We got in half price as it was July 4th
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.