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!

May 14, Mother’s Day Picnic premium
The Deering Estate is the perfect setting to celebrate Mother’s Day! Bring the whole family to picnic, play and relax amongst our Royal Palm trees overlooking the quiet waters of Biscayne Bay!
May 10, Full Moon Vinyasa Yoga, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm premium
Welcome the full moon at one of the most beautiful settings in Palmetto Bay! The May session is Power Yoga: Sthira-Sukha Flow with Melissa Callahan. 
May 16, ArtCare Conservation Lecture, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm premium
The Deering Estate, with partner ArtCare Miami, presents a lecture “Case Studies, Painting Conservation Treatments” with Veronica Romero-Gianoli.
May 10, Nite Hike, Campfire & Flag Retirement, 7 pm – 9:30 pm premium
Explore the woods and it’s wildlife as it comes to life at night! After the hike, gather around a campfire and enjoy complementary s’mores. This month’s Nite Hike will be accompanied by a flag retirement ceremony.
May 14, Mother’s Day Champagne Bay Cruise premium
Toast to the occasion while cruising across the smooth waters of Biscayne Bay on the Pelican Skipper Catamaran. Guests will have the opportunity to see wildlife that inhabits the waters & shores including manatees, sharks, dolphins & rays.
May 19, Chamber Concert, 7:30 pm premium
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble and Deering Estate present “Cuban Independence” honoring contemporary and historic Cuban composers with commentary in English and Spanish.