Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is owned by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, is a designated Ft. Lauderdale Landmark, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Frederic Clay Bartlett, a respected artist and self-taught architect, designed the main house as his interpretation of Carribean plantation-style architecture. It is one of only a handful of house museums in the state of Florida to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Mission of Bonnet House, Inc. is to preserve, interpret and share the unique and eclectic historical legacy – artistic, architectural and environmental – of the Bartlett and Birch families, inspiring in our diverse audiences an appreciation for creative expression, historic preservation and natural conservation, while enhancing the educational, cultural and economic growth of the community.
Our Vision is that Bonnet House Museum & Gardens be widely recognized by diverse local communities, educational groups and area visitors as an important location and resource for enrichment and enjoyment, and to be recognized by employees, volunteers and the community as a place for meaningful and rewarding work.
Visit the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens website for more information.