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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, USA


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About Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

A historic home in Fort Lauderdale. The property was originally acquired in 1895 by Hugh Taylor Birch, a successful Chicago lawyer, and given to his daughter Helen and her husband, artist Frederic Clay Bartlett, as a wedding gift in 1919. The principal buildings include; the main house, an art studio, a music studio and a guest house. They are all of vernacular architecture, designed by Bartlett. The estate is 35.4 acres (14.3 ha). It includes 100 feet (30 m) of beach.

Attractions Near Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach0.3km from Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Fort Lauderdale Beach is the perfect spot for vacationers looking for sun and sand. Located between Boca Raton and Miami Beach, this stretch of coastline offers an abundance of activities to enjoy. With its convenient location next to Port Everglades, visitors can take advantage of a day trip to the Caribbean or explore one of over 30 dive sites nearby. Boating enthusiasts will find numerous charter cruises available from Fort Lauderdale.

North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard0.38km from Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Broward County, is a vibrant coastal area with plenty to see and do. The beach itself is a stunning stretch of white sand surrounded by crystal blue waters. It's the perfect spot for beachgoes who want to lounge around or get active with some of the activities offered such as swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling. After soaking in some sun, visitors can explore some of the local shops and restaurants that line North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park0.43km from Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Among the wildlife of the park are the gopher tortoise, eastern indigo snake, butterflies, and turtles. Visitors also can see gray squirrels, marsh rabbits, and opossums, as well as more than 200 species of wading birds, hawks, and ducks. Recreational activities include canoeing, bicycling, fishing, swimming, Segway tours and group camping. Visitors can also enjoy inline skating, hiking, picnicing, and wildlife viewing.

Sebastian Street Beach
Sebastian Street Beach1.24km from Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Sebastian Street Beach, is a seaside paradise. Boasting soft white sand and pristine blue-green waters, this beach is an idyllic spot to spend time relaxing by the sea. Many visitors choose to sunbathe on the spacious beachfront or enjoy a pleasant stroll along the surf's edge. kayaking and paddleboarding are popular activities in the region as well. It also offers several amenities like showers, restrooms, and food stands making it convenient to spend an entire day here.

Las Olas Beach
Las Olas Beach1.78km from Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Las Olas Beach is an unforgettable experience. Located on the southeastern coast of Florida, it features soft white sand and is renowned for its clear blue waters. This beautiful beach can be explored on-foot or by renting a parasail to have an even more picturesque view of the area. Whether it's taking time out of one's day to enjoy the gentle ocean breeze or spending time with friends while watching the sunset over the horizon, Las Olas Beach has something for everyone.

International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum
International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum2.08km from Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

The International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum is a must-see for anyone with an interest in aquatic sports. Founded in 1965 to recognize water sports greats from all over the world, the museum hosts exhibits from swimming's earliest days to the Olympic Games of today. It also contains many interactive displays and educational programs that are designed to help people learn about the important role swimming has played in world history.

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Broward County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area. Broward County's urbanized area occupies 427.8 square miles of land. The largest portion of the county is the Conservation Area that extends west to border Collier County. The conservation area is 796.9 square miles and consists of wetlands, much of which are part of the Everglades National Park.