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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 old home

Worth seeing on a day not too hot. The museum was very interesting and things I didn't know about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dianne T
An oasis of calm

We had a great your of the house, the staff are volunteers and very knowledgeable and passionate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LynneManchester
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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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“old florida” (69 reviews)
“guided tour” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
Central Beach
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth seeing on a day not too hot. The museum was very interesting and things I didn't know about Ft. Lauderdale and this area. Very good tour guide.

Thank Dianne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great your of the house, the staff are volunteers and very knowledgeable and passionate about the house and it's history. It was a hot day and we were pleased to have taken the cart tour. We got great photos of Racoons and...More

Thank LynneManchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is a stretch of unmolested 'forest', right across the street from Fort Lauderdale Beach. The story goes, that it was donated to the state after the tax bill got out of hand. The property was purchased in the early...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know what to expect when we got there. We were pleasantly surprised to arrive on a large manicured home, gardens, and grounds. As we got out of our car a golf cart came by and picked us up to bring us to the...More

Thank Maryann W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is interesting because of the history of its peculiar owners, which is evident in the decor and architecture. Also of interest is the landscape around the estate, beautiful and mostly native to the region. One of the exceptions are the orchids, there are...More

Thank ana carolina f
Bonnet H, Public Relations Manager at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, support and positive feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed learning some local history. The gardens are beautiful and the whole house had a unique flare. It was a worthwhile visit.

Thank emilyelizabeth332
Bonnet H, Director of Marketing at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, support and positive feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Garden was a short walk from our hotel so we walked. Missed the pedestrian entrance off VistaMar so we walked the long way around. Darn I wish we would have known about it. By the time we got there we were super hot. They have...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a guided tour of the house and gardens by a delightful lady. This was a really nice step back in time.

Thank Janie624
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son, girlfriend and I toured the Bonnet House and grounds. (The girlfriend's first time there, our 2nd.) The person doing the guided tour was knowledgeable and gave us insightful and interesting information about the Birch family and heirs who lived at the house. What...More

Thank jansnotes88
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We took a picnic and sat with the iguanas watching in the gardens. Dick took us on a tour of the grounds and to talk about the fauna and flora. He was really a delight to listen to. Then we toured the house and the...More

Thank Nikki S
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Mark B
25 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.
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182alice455
12 January 2016|
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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
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Dixiegals
18 February 2015|
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Response from Bonnet H | Property representative |
Hello. Yes, Bonnet House is wheel chair accessible.
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