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Bonnet House
Bonnet House

Bonnet House

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Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 563-5393
http://www.bonnethouse.org/
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An historic place one will not regret visiting.

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Burns, Kansas

Verdant, storied, 1920s-era plantation home featuring gardens, an arty interior, tours & more

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Burns, Kansas

Beautiful building and tour. Museum to enjoy as well as a little butterfly world to walk through outside.

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The original northern rich guy that set up his beach estate in Fort Lauderdale beach

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Austin, Texas, USA

Great spot for taking some quality photos of a very well preserved historical property that takes up a huge chunk of prime real estate. Human activity on this site dates back to 2000 Bc and was first point of contact for early Spanish contact with the New World. The property itself dates back to 1895 and has some very picturesque places to photograph.

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Miami, Florida, USA

Whether you’re a history buff or just someone who likes to spend time outdoors, the Bonnet House Museum is a great stop. Here, you’ll enjoy a beautiful beachfront garden and plantation that was created by architect Frederic Clay Bartlett. Guests are able to take tours of the plantation to see all of the buildings located on the property along with checking out paintings done by Bartlett and sculptures created by his wife, along with the stunning nature trails filled with manatees, swans and Brazilian Squirrel Monkeys.

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Local from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Bonnet House was built in 1919 in a Mediterranean plantation style popular around the turn of the century. This picturesque property is right on the beach waterfront and is one of the last examples of an untouched native barrier island habitat in South Florida. Wild Costa Rican monkeys can be found on the property as well as wild parrots, manatees and the largest orchid collection in Southeast United States. The house is preserved as a museum and features the work of Picasso and Gauguin, among others in the museums collection. A number of events are held throughout the year including plant sales and Orchid shows.

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Local from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Oldest private home in Fort Lauderdale. Located adjacent to Fort Lauderdale beach. Gorgeous home truly shows the house and tropical area at the turn of the 20th century.

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The birthplace of Ft. Lauderdale. Highly recommended on an afternoon when you are tired of the sun.

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Kissimmee, Florida

Bonnet House is an historic plantation home built by Chicago artist Frederic Clay Bartlett in 1919. This historically significant residence and museum contains an extensive furniture and art collection and is surrounded by exotic tropical foliage and flowers. Next door is the 180-acre Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.

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San Francisco, California
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Very interesting place with a lot of Florida history, glad I saw a monkey on the tour. I suggest visiting on a cool day, preferably during the winter for the best experience.

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Local from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Bonnet House is an historic plantation home built by Chicago artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his first wife Helen. It was begun in 1920, but upon Helen's untimely death construction ceased. Subsequently, Frederic married Evelyn Fortune Lilly in 1931 and construction continued until the house was completed.

The property is a must-see for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale's history.

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Old Florida Estate on Beach dating back to1900s. Open for tourists. Very interesting.

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Toronto, Canada

The historic home of Frederic Clay Bartlett and Evelyn Fortune Lilly, filled with furniture and art that they created and collected on their travels. The sea shell museum is a highlight. You can walk up from the beach.

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Burns, Kansas

A great look at some of the history of the area

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Historic mansion

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The historic Bonnet House is a lovely tour and a must see.

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Pembroke, Canada

This house is amazing. It has so much history and artistic beauty.

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One of the few, original houses left from the founding of Fort Lauderdale.

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Coral Springs, Florida

interesting and lovely.

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Lake Worth, Florida, USA

The story alone is like a fairy tail; the tour is like a dream.

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