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!

November 8, Mini-Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate offers Mini-Camp for students on Teacher Planning Days during the 2016-2017 School Year.
October 28, Free Lecture, 7:00 pm premium
The “Speaking Sustainably” lecture series, presented by FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and hosted by the Deering Estate, offers an opportunity to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the 21st century and to inspire action.
October 28, Piano Recital, 8:00 pm premium
The South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society and the Deering Estate present a piano recital featuring world-renowned and South Florida-based powerhouse pianist Kemal Gekić.
October 22, Kayaking 101, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm premium
Develop a solid foundation for all your future kayaking ventures. Certified instructors will introduce students to basic paddling concepts and safe paddling practices.
October 26, Free Film “Coral Hybrids,” 7:00 pm premium
Hosted in partnership with WPBT2 & Changing Seas, “Speaking Sustainably” is a film series offered free to the public to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the 21st century and to inspire action.
October 19, Fall Fine Art Exhibit Evening, 7:00 pm premium
The Fall Fine Art Exhibit reception for “Eleven Voices” will be held on October 19th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public and includes a Curator’s Conversation at 7:30 pm.