Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is one of the few complete homes and studios of two American artists open to the public. Nestled among miles of beachfront development are 35 acres of a pristine barrier island ecosystem. The Main House is filled with a collection of art and the personal treasures of the Birch/Bartlett families. Here, you can walk where ancient Tequesta Indians, early European settlers, and shipwrecked sailors once roamed. See one of the finest orchid collections in the continental U.S. and catch a glimpse of playful monkeys, majestic swans, wading birds and an occasional manatee.
Bonnet House is open year round. Hours are:
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bonnet House is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Large bags, backpacks or tripods are not permitted. A permit from the Museum’s Events Department is required for personal, commercial, engagement, wedding or celebratory photo shoots. Non-permitted photo shoots will be asked to leave. No flash photography is permitted in exhibit rooms. Click here for more information on using the property for personal and commercial photo shoots.
Media representatives wishing to visit Bonnet House on official business should contact the Marketing Department at least 24 hours prior to any visit to make an appointment.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 North Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304