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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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historic home visit

A surprise to see such a different and restored home in the middle of Ft Lauderdale. The family was... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Oasis in the city

It is a great look into early Ft. Lauderdale. There is plenty of parking. It is easy walk to the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Omaha, Nebraska
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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” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
Central Beach
+1 954-563-5393
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

A surprise to see such a different and restored home in the middle of Ft Lauderdale. The family was into collections of everything. Our guide made the whole visit. I neglected to get his name, but he was very well informed and witty.

Thank kathyk19wyckoff
Reviewed 10 April 2016

It is a great look into early Ft. Lauderdale. There is plenty of parking. It is easy walk to the home. It is a guided tour. If you enjoy history, art and plants. For $2.00 more you can ride around in a golf cart and...More

Thank justtravelng
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We have visited Bonnet House many times because we enjoy seeing this green space in a bustling area of Ft Lauderdale. Just visiting the site is a treat but every one of the guided tours of the house has been a rewarding experience. I have...More

Thank miansrb
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This well conducted guided tour will give you a look into early Ft. Lauderdale history. I grew up 10 miles north of the Bonnet House and this was my 1st visit. Better late than never

Thank Code39
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is one of the rare, remaining original, old Florida mansions, but it is also so much more. The house was designed, built and decorated by Frederic Clay Bartlett. The rooms are beautiful and the grounds are lush and gorgeous. The guided tour is an...More

Thank mariner1111
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Tours are guided. There's a great deal of information to impart. Unfortunately in our group there was a self professed maven. She all but ruined The experience. We left that group and move forward to the group in front of us, which saved the day....More

1  Thank DavidB1950
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Got a small insight to this place on our Segway tour. It was a quick stop. Would be a place to come back to and tour more throughly.

Thank Kermo75
Reviewed 4 April 2016

35 acres of protected land along the heart of A1A in Fort Lauderdale is truly an oasis in the middle of condos and chaos. I truly appreciate the generosity of the visionary Bennets when they donated their home and property so that it would remain...More

Thank Layne O
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This trip, I decided to check out some Fort Lauderdale history. Coming from the northeast, it seems strange that “historical” to south Florida folks means less than 100 years old. But when you consider that, before World War II and before air conditioning, there was...More

1  Thank UneasyRider
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The grounds are spectacular in a tropical sense as are the several ponds complete with Swans. The actual house may seem primitive for a multi-millionaire to live in; however, remember the period and that this was one of many houses and was considered a Tropical...More

1  Thank pjw1920
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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.
13 January 2016|
Response from DANET65 | Reviewed this property |
Bonnet House is known for their orchids collection. Just do not go on their orchids tour (20$ per person) in November. The flowers were not in bloom. In general, it is challenging to specify bloom seasons for orchids. Some... More
19 February 2015|
Response from Bonnet H | Property representative |
Hello. Yes, Bonnet House is wheel chair accessible.