The Bonnet House, steeped in a century-old Floridian elegance, is a remarkable preservation of early 20th-century life. The historic home was originally owned by early settler Hugh Taylor Birch, who purchased the land in 1895. Now part of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, the home gets its name from the bonnet lilies found on the 35-acre property’s lakes.
Visitors can traverse through time exploring its art-filled interiors, lush gardens, and an orchid collection considered among the finest in the Southeast United States. Its fusion of art, architecture, history, and ecology offers a unique, enriching journey into Fort Lauderdale’s past.