Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Offers Vip Tours Of Historic Bartlett Family Living Quarters

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, announced that it will once again be offering its VIP Upstairs/Downstairs Tours of Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s historic main house located on the grounds of the whimsical 35-acre subtropical estate. These small group tours will include a sneak peek of the newly refurbished, normally closed areas of the Bartlett family’s private living quarters, as well as exclusive entrances to rooms that have never been seen before on other Bonnet House tours. The iconic Bonnet House estate was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch and Bartlett family. The Upstairs/Downstairs Tours, led by seasoned Bonnet House docents, will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the second, third, and fourth Wednesdays of each month between now until May 29, 2024. A Fort Lauderdale gem, dating back over 100 years, the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a fanciful blend of art, architecture, history, and ecology, providing a charming destination for vacationers or day trips for visitors of all ages. The estate, historic house, and museum preserve the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region. At the Bonnet House, visitors can experience what life was like on a beachfront estate in the 1930s and 40s. The grounds contain the Main House which features a whimsical collection of decorative and fine art, as well as a nature trail that is ideal for families. The Bonnet House offers exciting self-guided tours in addition to guided tours, programs, events, workshops, and classes. In addition, the Bonnet House Café offers lite bites such as sandwiches, hummus boxes, muffins and snacks, as well as beer and wine. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to celebrate the story of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett, and preserve the art, history and nature of Bonnet House, providing inspiration and respite for all.