Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens


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Built in 1921, this historic two-story, 35-acre (14.16 hectare) waterfront house was once the winter home of artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn. The Bonnet House is serenely elegant and preserved amidst the urban expansion of Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is what makes the land so special. Mrs. Bartlett, who died in 1997, gave the estate to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 in order to keep the property unchanged. Several concerts and events are held here throughout the year, and the house is available for private events such as weddings. Named for a waterlily that once inhabited the property, the Bonnet House is open year-round for guided tours.

Location:  900 North Birch Road

Business hours:  Tu-Su 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.