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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Museums
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a striking historic site and is a must-see in Fort Lauderdale. Set amidst a peaceful seaside oasis overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the unique 1920s-era house was... Read More
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a striking historic site and is a must-see in Fort Lauderdale. Set amidst a peaceful seaside oasis overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the unique 1920s-era house was once the beloved home of free spirited artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. During a guided tour, visitors marvel at original furnishings and artwork created by the owners themselves before exploring the lush 35-acre grounds, home to one of the Southeast's largest collections of orchids as well as parrots, swans and even wild monkeys. Due to the threat posed by nearby development, the National Trust and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation listed Bonnet House as one of America's 11 most endangered sites in 2008.
- Tue-Sat: 10am-4pm
- Sun: 11am-4pm
- Grounds Only $10
Tour Adult $20; Senior (60+) $18; Child (6-12) $16; Child (5 and under) Free
- Best for Museums Because: Bonnet House speaks volumes of the history and culture of the city Fort Lauderdale.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: A local landmark and a world all it's own, this is the perfect place for a romantic tour of the grounds.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: A landmark in local history and a true escape from the urban hustle-bustle just outside its gates.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: This museum is a great contribution to the community of Fort Lauderdale and an impressive compliment to swimmers everywhere.