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Guided House Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of the house with one of our seasoned Bonnet House docents.  Limited to 12 visitors per tour.

May 15 – June 14 guided tours will take place:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9:30am – 11:00am and 10am – 11:30am.
Adults:  $25
Age 8-16: $10, not recommended for children 7 and younger.

Beginning June 15, guided tours will take place:
Tuesday through Friday:  9:30am -11:00 am,  10:00am – 11:30am, and 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am -11:00 am and  10:00am – 11:30am.
Adults:  $25
Age 8-16: $10, not recommended for children 7 and younger.

Pre-registration is required. Reservations cut off 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour. No discounts apply. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Parking is free. Enter through the Main Visitor Parking Lot on 9th Street off Birch Road / West Gate.

Guided House Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of the house with one of our seasoned Bonnet House docents.  Limited to 9 visitors per tour.  These tours take place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30am -11:00 am or 10:00am – 11:30am, before public tour hours, and are exclusive to the 9 visitors and docents. 

Admission: Adults $25, Age 8-16 $10, not recommended for children 7 and younger.  Enter through the Main Visitor Parking Lot on 9th Street off Birch Road / West Gate. Pre-registration is required. Reservations cut off 3pm prior day. No discounts apply. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Guided House Tour

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Enjoy a guided tour of the house with one of our seasoned Bonnet House docents.  Limited to 12 visitors per tour.  These tours take place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 9:30am -11:00 am and 10:00am – 11:30am, before public tour hours, and are exclusive to the 12 visitors and docents. 

Admission: Adults $25, Age 8-16 $10, not recommended for children 7 and younger.  Parking is free. Enter through the Main Visitor Parking Lot on 9th Street off Birch Road / West Gate.

Pre-registration required. Reservations cut off 3pm prior day. No discounts apply. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Self Guided Tours Now Available In Spanish & German

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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is located i n sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our location in the center of a thriving metropolis i n South Florida puts us i n a unique position to cater to a variety of different guests that come to us from all over the world. It i s an honor to share the unique history of our estate, and the artistic legacy of the Bartlett & Birch families to people from all corners of the globe.

In an effort to ensure that all our guests can have the same opportunities to l earn about our historic estate, we have started offering self-guided tours in Spanish as well as German. We also plan on launching self guided tours i n Portuguese very soon.

Here at Bonnet House, international tourists can experience the unique charm and historic atmosphere that South Florida has to offer. With our expansive tropical and desert gardens, and our historic Main House, Bonnet House has so much to offer. By providing self guided tours in multiple languages, we aim to become a top destination for international tourists visiting Fort Lauderdale.

Bonnet House offers self guided tours Tuesdays – Fridays from 11:00am to 3:00pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Center on the day of your visit, or by visiting this webpage. Adult tickets can be purchased for $20.00 per person, and children are $8.00.

We hope that you and your l oved ones have the opportunity to visit our museum on your next visit to Fort Lauderdale. To plan your visit and learn more about how we’re keeping you safe, click here.

Beach Front/Ocean Front Wedding Venue In Fort Lauderdale

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Here at Bonnet House we love love! Wedding ceremonies and receptions are among our favorite events that are hosted here at the Bonnet House historic estate.  Our venue is perfect for couples interested in celebrating their love and commitment to each other in a warm, outdoor setting. Spanning 35 acres, Bonnet House offers a variety of exquisite settings, each uniquely beautiful in its own way. Whether you are planning a close, intimate gathering or a grand and lavish affair, Bonnet House sets the scene for romance and timeless memories. With its beautiful tropical and subtropical plants and its proximity to downtown Fort  Lauderdale, Bonnet House has become a favorite destination for couples across the world.

Often referred to as “Fort Lauderdale’s Best Kept Secret,” Bonnet House offers an incredibly unique environment to celebrate your big day. Not only do we have a beautiful historic estate, we also have the ability to host beach front ceremonies. Getting married on the beach is truly a memorable experience for both the happy couple and their guests. Our ocean front estate has everything you will need for your perfect private wedding location.

Our estate offers a variety of services and amenities to help our guests make the most of their special day. The use of photography is permitted two hours before the wedding ceremony begins. Brides also have the ability to use the private upstairs bridal suite, and will have access to a personal bridal assistant. Bonnet House will even provide a ceremony and front door hostess, as well as complimentary tram service for guests to be escorted from the free parking lot to the main house.

If you are interested in hosting a water front wedding that will create lasting memories for you and your guests, consider hosting your wedding ceremony and reception at Bonnet House’s beautiful historic estate. For more information about your wedding or  reception, contact David Woodin at [email protected] or call at (954) 703-2608.

You can also take a virtual tour of our various wedding locations with special appearances from Events Manager, David Wooden. Click on links below to enjoy virtual wedding tours of the estate.

Wedding Tour Intro

Tour of  the Allee/Ceremony Site

Tour of the Courtyard

Tour of the Veranda

 

Newly added Behind the Scenes Tours

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Visitors will participate in a VIP experience at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens beginning Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2pm. Bonnet House will be offering new Behind the Scenes – Private Living Quarters Tours. Take a sneak peek inside normally-closed areas of Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s private living quarters. Tours are led by our seasoned Bonnet House docents and will be offered the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 2pm – 3pm for only $20 per person. Visitors will enjoy rooms not seen on our other tours.

The tour is offered in groups of 10 to allow for questions and discussion. Limited reservations available, pre-registration required. Please note, the ability to climb stairs is necessary to fully participate in the tour.  A video presentation at ground level will accommodate those guests unable to climb stairs.

Visit us at https://bonnethouse.org/hours-fees/ or contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or [email protected]

New Orchid Greenhouse Tours Begin October 8

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Beginning October 8, 2013, Bonnet House will be offering special Orchid Greenhouse Tours with Orchid Curator Tom Wells.  These tours have never been offered before, the greenhouses and display house are rarely open to the public. The tours will be offered the second Tuesday of each month from 11am – 12pm for only $20 per person. Our greenhouses and display house hold approximately 1,200 plants in various stages of development. Our Bonnet House Orchid Curator will show you around our greenhouses and discuss how our orchids are bred and cultivated (including our impressive seedling program).  A treat for orchid enthusiasts and novices! Orchid seedlings will be available for purchase.

The tour is offered in groups of 15 to allow for questions and discussion. Limited reservations available, pre-registration is required.  Visit us at https://bonnethouse.org/hours-fees/ or contact Linda Schaller at (954) 703-2606 or [email protected].

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