Bonnet House Museum & Gardens


Bonnet House Eastside



900 North Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304






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Accredited by the American Association of Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Ft. Lauderdale landmark, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is an extraordinary blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. This 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum was built in 1920 and was the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family.

Designed by Frederic Clay Bartlett, noted painter and art collector, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is recognized as one of the few complete homes and studios of an American artist. Filled with a delightful collection of art and personal treasures, the Main House exudes a sense of charm, whimsy and gracious living. 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.