Address
900 North Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
phone: 954-563-5393
fax: 954-561-4174
e-mail: patrickshavloske@bonnethouse.org
web: www.bonnethouse.org
Hours
House and Grounds Tours
Mondayclosed
Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
Admissions
Adults $20
Children (ages 6 to 12) $16
Children under age 6 and Members FREE
Gardens Only $10
General Admission: $20
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Patrick Shavloske, CEO
phone: 954-563-5393
Linda Schaller, Director of Education and Volunteer Programs
phone: 954-563-5393 x137
Denyse Cunningham, Curator
phone: 954-563-5393 x138
Nicholle Maudlin, Events Manager
Monica Estevez, Marketing & Communications
phone: 954-563-5393 x127
Dianne Ennis, Visitor Services Manager
Darla Worley Livesay, Director of Development

Description

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, located at 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale is situated on 35 subtropical acres between the Intracoastal Waterway and A1A on Fort Lauderdale beach. The whimsical estate was the winter retreat of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, two American artists whose unconventional personal touches are evident throughout the property. For more information go to www.bonnethouse.org or call (954) 563-5393.

Mission

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens stewards the legacy of the Bartlett and Birch families by preserving their historic estate and providing programming that nurtures creative expression, delights the senses, educates, and honors the natural environment.

History

Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett created Bonnet House in 1920 on South Florida oceanfront land given to him and his second wife, Helen Louise Birch, by her father, Hugh Taylor Birch, a prominent Chicago attorney, real estate investor, and naturalist. Helen died in 1925 and in 1931 Frederic married Evelyn Fortune Lilly. She spent winters at Bonnet House until 1995. Today, the estate is a preeminent house museum dedicated not only to historic and environmental preservation, but also to learning and creative expression – much like the Bartletts and Birches themselves.

Facilities

Performance Areas

Governance

Private Non-Profit

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours