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!

February 16, Mini Camp, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate offers Mini-Camp for students on Teacher Planning Days throughout the 2015-2016 School Year. The cost is $38 per day, per child.
February 17, Free Exhibit Evening, 7:00 pm premium
The “February Features” Exhibit consists of three distinct components: a painting exhibition by John Bailly, 10,000 years of Miami; a juried, low fire ceramic exhibit, CLM Earth and Fire by the Ceramic League of Miami; and the Historical Collections Spotlight. Exhibit Evenings are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; free and open to the public.
February 4, Historic Ghost Stories Tour, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm premium
Step into the past, as you listen to the stories of the Deering Estate’s previous inhabitants and paranormal visitors. Hear about sightings and experiences from actual paranormal investigations of the historic Deering Estate.
February 10, Nite Hike & Campfire, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm premium
Walking down the tropical hardwood hammock trail at dusk takes on a whole new meaning to the exploration of our natural areas.
February 13, Valentine’s Bay Cruise, 11:00 am or 1:00 pm premium
Enjoy a relaxing and romantic Bay Cruise on the “Pelican Island Skipper,” a 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran. The boat will depart from the Deering Estate and will explore the waters of Biscayne Bay.
February 14, Valentine’s Day Concert, 8:00 pm premium
Celebrate your love at a romantic, outdoor concert under the stars at the 17th annual “Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert. This year’s concert will feature Johnny Rodgers, an internationally celebrated singer-songwriter, pianist, music ambassador, Broadway star and recording artist.