Fort Lauderdale

United States



Bonnet House Museum And Gardens

Bonnet House is the legacy of Frederic Clay Bartlett's visions and talent which translated his years of exposure to the arts and architecture of Europe into a native Floridian house. Built in 1920, Mr. Bartlett's personal interpretation of a plantation house was designed to promote a gracious indoor-outdoor lifestyle filtered by coastal breezes from the Atlantic Ocean and to express his sense of whimsey with decorative delight. The life and love shared at Bonnet House radiates from within the artistry of the home and tranquility of its thirty-five acre setting. Bonnet House, named after the yellow water lily that once grew in the property's marshland, exemplifies the lives of the families who owned the property for nearly a century.

Permanent Collection

Self portrait on honeymoon in Paris, Mural of Persian Prince on blue horse, Interior doorway in Studio and Beverly Massachusetts by Frederic Clay Bartlet.
Evelyn Lilly by Evelyn Fortune Bartlett
Florida Mail by Evelyn Fortune Bartlett
Evie and Binkie by Evelyn Fortune Bartlett
My New Hat by Evelyn Fortune Bartlett
Mrs. E. Lawrence White by Evelyn Fortune Bartlett


Individuals $20.00
Seniors (60 & over) $18.00
Students (6-12) $16.00
Grounds only $10.00
Children under 6 Free
Bonnet House Members Free

Opening hours

10 am-4 pm

Noon- 4 pm
Last tour begins at 2:30 pm

Mondays and Some Holidays

Bonnet House is CLOSED in September

Getting there

Bonnet House is located between Fort Lauderdale's famous beach to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, just south of Sunrise Boulevard at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304.
Directions Driving East (from I-95)

Take the Sunrise Boulevard exit and drive east 4 Miles (you will pass the Galleria Mall and go over the Intracoastal Waterway bridge...) to North Birch Road — At the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and North Birch Road (there is a traffic light), turn right onto North Birch Road. The road will dead end at the East Gate of Bonnet House. Follow the signs to the West Gate.

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The Education Department of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
for further information and/or booking at
954-563-5393 x 137 or Fax: 954-561-4174


Group Tours: Tuesday ~ Friday - 9;00, 9:30, 10:00 am, and 2:00 pm
Saturday ~ Sunday - 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, and 2:00
We will open on Mondays for Groups of 40 +
Bonnet House is CLOSED in September