VIP upstairs/downstairs tours at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, is pleased to announce the reintroduction of its VIP Upstairs/Downstairs tours of the main house on the grounds of the whimsical 35-acre subtropical estate. These small-group tours include a look at normally closed areas of Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s private living quarters, plus exclusive entry to rooms not seen on other Bonnet House tours . The iconic Bonnet House estate was built in 1920 as the winter home of the Birch/Bartlett family.

The Upstairs/Downstairs tours, which will be led by seasoned Bonnet House docents, will be offered from 2-4 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Wednesdays of each month from January 12, 2022 until April 2022. will be offered in groups of 10 to allow for questions and discussion and will cost $40.00 per person. Limited reservations are available and pre-registration is required. Please note that the ability to climb stairs is required to fully participate in these tours.

Having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a whimsical blend of art, architecture, history and ecology, offering a charming destination for holidaymakers or a day trip for visitors of all ages. The estate, historic home, and museum preserve South Florida’s natural setting, located on what is one of the last remaining examples of native barrier island habitat in the region. At the Bonnet House, visitors can experience what life was like on a seaside estate in the 1930s and 1940s. The grounds contain the main house which features a whimsical collection of decorative art and fine art, as well as a an ideal nature trail for families. The Bonnet House offers newly designed self-guided tours, in addition to guided tours, programs, events, workshops and classes.

To register for Upstairs/Downstairs Tours, please visit:

For more information or to learn more about the tours and classes offered, please visit or call 954-703-2614.

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