Our History

Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historic preserve that offers unique opportunities to experience Florida’s natural resources. Visitors enjoy daily tours of historic homes, hikes through the lush natural areas, opportunities to examine fossils and tools left behind by pre-historic humans, and much more.  The Deering Estate is a cultural and educational facility that offers classes and programs for children and adults, as well as rental space for special social functions. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, which manages the property on behalf of the State of Florida.

The Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover more history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!

September 21, Free Exhibit Evening, 7 pm premium
“Small Eden” is a multidisciplinary exhibit featuring watercolors by Tropical Botanic Artists, historic objects and photographs, a collaboratively curated Herbarium collection and a lecture from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Director, Dr. Carl E. Lewis.
September 24, Butterfly Walk, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate is home to several rarely seen species of butterflies. Guests will explore various habitats in search of Dina Yellow, Dingy Purplewing, and Atala butterflies, as well as others of the nearly 40 species that are onsite.
September 17, Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Day, 10 am – 4 pm premium
Enjoy free admission and a variety of educational activities on Saturday, September 17th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
September 30, Chamber Ensemble Concert, 8:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble presents “España y Cuba,” on Friday, September 30th at 8:00 pm. The concert will feature works by Cuban & Spanish composers, including contemporary Cuban-American composer Tania León & 19th century works by Manuel de Falla, Tomáa Bretón and Joaquín Turina.
October 9, Deering Harvester Day, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm premium
Celebrate the fall harvest on Sunday, October 9, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Deering Estate! Guests can enjoy activities such as bocce ball & croquet and can take family photos next to the vintage International Harvester Truck and other locations decorated for fall.
October 15, Wine on Harvest Moon premium
Now in its 15th year, Wine on Harvest Moon brings fine wine, fine food and fine art together under the golden light of the Harvest Moon over Biscayne Bay on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Tickets on sale now!