Welcome Center - Grounds 2020

Welcome Center

The grounds and nature trail tour begins at the Welcome Center. The Welcome Center is not original to the estate but was added after Bonnet House opened to the public. Restrooms are available in the Welcome Center.


This trip along the nature trail will allow you to travel back in time. You will follow the footpaths of the Birch and Bartlett families and cross the paths of much earlier inhabitants of this area. To protect the plants and animals we ask that you stay on the trails and do not approach, touch or feed any of the animals you might see. 


Please watch your step.  The trail may be uneven with tree roots, especially in the Coastal Hammock. Smoking is not permitted at Bonnet House except in the main parking area. Enjoy the trail and be sure to pause along the way to experience the wonders of Florida’s natural ecosystems.