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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

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Neighbourhood: Central Beach
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Address: 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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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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Ecclectic Caribbean-style house

The gardens are pretty enough, basically two large ponds filled with water lilies, but the real reason to visit is to see the inside of this house built around a large courtyard... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens are pretty enough, basically two large ponds filled with water lilies, but the real reason to visit is to see the inside of this house built around a large courtyard. Your guide will take you through the rooms on the first floor which are filled with the owner's original tropical paintings plus all kinds of unique and often... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had just finished a cruise and were looking for something to do for a few hours. This place is amazing! We really enjoyed the tour and the staff couldn't have been more friendly; one nice woman even chauffeured us in a golf cart because she could tell I was struggling to keep walking. Chicagoans, don't miss this slice of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to a wedding there last year, and the setting could not have been more pleasant! The food was excellent. The only possible drawback is what Mother Nature provides - it was in May, and it turned into a very hot day! Recommend during less warm months. It is a hidden gem in the Fort Lauderdale area and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting history of the grounds and the house! How Birch and his daughter fell in love with this area, which was really pretty swampy at the time! Even though they had the means to make it whatever they wanted , they chose a simple house that became a fun house for them. It is still lovely-surrounded by original trees... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip into the city's past. It cost me $10 to get onto the grounds and another $2 for a guided tour of the grounds in an electric golf-type cart. I was the only passenger in the cart, so I had the guide all to myself. She was a compendium of knowledge as she drove me around. We saw all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a thing to do and came across this historical tour in this site. I really enjoyed the house tour, our guide is knowledgeable and explained details of the house. My favorite room is Bartlett's studio, spent time to walk around the house. So peaceful

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not know about the family until going on the tour....enjoyable! Easy to find and parking lot is ample to accommodate many visitors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I finally visited this place after a lifetime of spending time during the winter in the Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach area - I kept meaning to go and never did until now. It was definitely worth the visit and the $20 admission fee! The tour, led by a knowledgeable volunteer guide and including a very short video towards the end, lasts... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Bonnet House Museum guide was Dale. As a child he was kindly treated by Ms. Bartlett. He knew everything about the people, the place, the art, the help, the visitors and all the accumulated artifacts. Bonnet House is faithfully keep the way Evelynn Bartlett willed the estate so others could enjoy it. The buildings designed and built by the... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic house tour is excellent and very interesting. Well worthwhile and a treasure. Don't pass it up.

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