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 native 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 wading birds and an occasional manatee.
Bonnet House is situated on a coastal barrier island. Much of the natural environment of barrier islands has been lost today to commercial development. A walk along the Nature Trail allows you to step back in time and experience a rare piece of old South Florida.
In addition to being open for public tours, Bonnet House hosts an annual week-long sparkling Holiday Magic festival of trees and décor, an annual series of outdoor music concerts, an annual orchid festival and provides exhibition opportunities for artists. Bonnet House also offers adult educational programs in art, ornithology, orchid cultivation, and lectures as well as educational programs for Broward County schools and homeschool groups. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy.
Bonnet House also has a lovely Museum Gift Shop and Orchid Shop where we offer a wide variety of unique, and quality collectibles, blooming orchids along with The Little Cafe for a light fare before or after you tour.
Go Digital with the Bonnet House Mobile App. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the gardens. Visit Bonnethouse.Oncell.com.
• Get more from your visit with self-guided tours of the gardens.
• Get visitor information, including interactive maps, restroom locations, dining option and more.
• Use your Smartphone or Tablet to access. There’s nothing to download, just go to the free mobile friendly website bonnethouse.oncell.com.
• Bookmark this page for easy access.
• No Smart Phone? Call (954) 372-4146 to take this tour and Enjoy.
Plan Your Visit Today!
Self-Guided Tours Using Your Mobile Device: Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Welcome Center on the day of your visit or by clicking on the link below.
Guided Tours: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am & 10:00 am – 11:30 am. $25 per person. Limited to 10 only. No discounts apply. Pre-registration is required.
Bonnet House is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and May 8 & 9, 2021 for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show.
Self Guided Tours
Ages 6 – 17: $8.00 (No other discount applies)
Children (5 and under): FREE
Bonnet House Members: FREE
Broward County Residents with ID: $17.00 (No other discount applies)
Reservations are Not required for self-guided tours
Gardens Only: $10.00 (Does not include access to the house. No other discount applies)
Ages 6-17: $10 (No other discount applies)
Not recommended for children under 6
Reservations are required for guided tours
Be sure to visit the Calendar page to view our special offers
900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Please note: Pedestrian entrance on the south side of the property at Breakers Ave. is closed until further notice due to construction. Thank you for your patience as we make improvements to the Estate. Vehicular and Pedestrian entrance on the north side of the property remains open.