Bonnet House Ranked Among Top Three Fort Lauderdale Tourist Attractions by

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Planetware_Bonnet House Top Tourist has chosen Bonnet House as the number 2 tourist attraction in Fort Lauderdale. Offering their ideas on where to go, what to see, and tips for making the most of a vacation trip, the experienced writers from are based all over the globe and provide their insights to help travelers discover the top tourist attractions in destinations around the world, along with maps, and beautiful photos to inspire great ideas and create extraordinary adventures.’s glowing review: “Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Ft. Lauderdale landmark, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a mix of art, architecture, history and ecology. The estate covers 36 acres and was once the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family. The historic house was designed by Frederic Clay Bartlett and built in 1920. On display are collections of art and personal treasures. The surrounding grounds of the estate remain a virtual oasis of coastal wilderness and informal gardens, nestled amid the commercial development of the Fort Lauderdale beachfront. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens has survived with remarkable authenticity, reflecting the creative lifestyle of its artist owners and preserving the natural setting of Old South Florida.”

A visit to South Florida is truly not complete without time spent at beautiful, historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. For more information and details, please call (954) 563-5393 or visit

Join Stephen Draft for Another Great Historic Cruise Down the New River

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Cruise Across 200 Yrars of Fort Lauderdale HistoryGuests attending Bonnet House’s “Cruisin’ Down The River: Then & Now” cruise will travel the New River in style, aboard the famous “Carrie B” paddlewheel boat, to learn about the fascinating history of Fort Lauderdale’s legendary river from featured speaker Stephen Draft, former Bonnet House curator. The cruise takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26th, and entertainment will include a live viola performance. Cruise admission is $45 for members and $55 for non-members and includes two glasses of wine. A cash bar with light snacks and beverages will be available onboard as well. The yacht embarkation site is 300 SW 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, beautiful Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been declared a historic landmark by the City of Fort Lauderdale. For more information and to reserve your seat for this entertaining and educational cruise, please call (954) 653-1554 or visit

Making New Impressions: Juried Art Exhibit Opens March 3.

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Impressions2016Bonnet House Museum and Gardens’ 16th annual “Making New Impressions” juried art exhibit and fundraiser returns in March. The Gallery Opening, Art Preview and Sale will start at 6pm on Thursday, March 3, 2016, with the Artist Award Presentations taking place at 7:30pm. Sixty-three pieces have been selected to exhibit for the 2016 edition of this popular fundraiser, and we are honored to welcome Mariavelia Savino, President of Golding & Savino Inc., and Owner/Director of G&S Alternative Space, as the exhibit’s juror. While this is Ms. Savino’s first stint as juror for the exhibit, her extensive experience in the art world includes presenting exhibitions at international sites, from the Imperial Palace Archives, Beijing, China, to the Historical Society of Washington D.C. In December 2015, during Miami Art Basel week, she presented the exhibition “Nature through the Artist’s Eye” with the participation of nine international artists at her gallery’s booth in Red Dot Art Fair.

This extremely popular and highly anticipated annual juried art exhibit showcases a wide variety of media and styles from artists from all over the world. All guests and participating artists are invited to cast votes for their favorite artist in the exhibition, with the People’s Choice Award bestowed upon the artist receiving the highest number of votes. All of the artwork in the Impressions exhibition will be available for sale, with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Guests will be treated to gourmet food from A Alexander Catering, music from Eddie B Entertainment and floral decorations from Victoria Park Flower Studio.

Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. The Impressions exhibition will be on display through May 1, 2016 during Bonnet House regular tour hours. If you would like to add your name to the mailing list, please call (954) 703-2614 or visit us online at