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!

June 15, Free Exhibit Evening, 7:00 pm premium
The GroveHouse Artists Exhibit features a selection of member’s recent works and highlights award winning pieces from the annual Affair on Plein Air Event, a two-day juried on-site painting experience.
June 19, Sunrise Photography, 5:30 am – 7:30 am premium
The Deering Estate offers an exciting opportunity where you and several of your photography friends can take sunrise photos of Biscayne Bay!
May 25, Free Film, 7:00 pm premium
Hosted by the Deering Estate, in partnership with WPBT2, “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. Join us for the screening of “South Florida’s Rising Seas: Impact.”
June 13-17, Summer Camp (week 1), 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Explore the best that nature has to offer! Hike, bike, excavate, plant, kayak, canoe, snorkel, swim, and discover the endless possibilities at the 450+ acre park.  
June 18, Summer Cabaret Concert, 8:00 pm premium
The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the historic Stone House Ballroom. The 2016 series kicks-off on Saturday, June 18th with Bob Folse, Spanish guitar.
June 9, Free Lecture, 7:00 pm premium
In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate presents a free lecture on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The lecture on Thursday, June 9th is “Preserving and Interpreting South Florida’s Archaeological Remains.”