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Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is more than just a home, explore more than 4,000 years of Florida history and archeology in just one visit

The Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

May 2, 2014

When it comes to visiting Fort Lauderdale, there is much more than just its beautiful beaches. Charter bus visitors can enjoy the wonderful history in many historic buildings, museums and architecture at Fort Lauderdale. One such wonderful place to visit would be the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, located at 900 Birch Road.

Named after Bonnet Lily, this house was built on a land that had 4,000 years of Florida history, with archeological evidence that even suggests this was the first sites of Spanish contact with the New World. Now, the Bonnet House is listed as one of the most endangered sites in America.

Tours at the House

There are a few tour options charter bus visitors can take up when visiting the Bonnet House. These specialised tour gives you a better insight on the art and history of the house itself. Tours provided are such like:

  • Main House: Priced at $13 per person with a minimum of 15 guests, this tour leads you through the rooms of the Main House where you can learn more about the history of the Birch/Bartlett family and discover the charm of this beautiful beachfront estate. The Main House tour takes approximately 1.25 hours to complete.
  • Main House and Tram Tour: Priced at $14 per person with a minimum of 15 guests, this tour takes you through the Main House, as well as an extra 15 minutes ride around the trail with a Nature Trail Driver. Charter bus visitors can learn about the plants, animals and ecosystems with the driver’s explanation during the drive. This tour goes on for about 2 hours.
  • Main House and Guided Grounds Tour: Priced at $17 per person with a minimum of 15 guest, this group tour includes tour of the Main House, and a walking guided tour of the Nature Trail where the guide will talk about the native and landscaped plants. There will be more focus on the particular plantings done by Hugh Taylor Birch and the landscaping done by his son-in-law Frederic Clay Bartlett. This tour takes approximately 2.25 hours.

Public Tour Hours

Tuesday – Sunday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tour Times: 9:30 / 10:30 / 11:30 / 12:30 / 1:30 / 2:30 / 3:30
Last house tour 3:30pm
Gates close at 4:00pm


Adult: $20.00
Students (ages 6 – 12): $16.00
Children (under age 6): FREE
Bonnet House Members: FREE
Gardens Only: $10.00 (Does not include access to the house)
Tram Tour: $2.00

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