Our History

The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. Nestled along the coast in South Dade, the Deering Estate is a cultural asset and historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As a 21st Century museum destination for tourists and local residents, signature events, programs and preservation of our history positions the Deering Estate as an iconic marker for our community’s cultural identity and memory. 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 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.


November 25, Moonrise viewing, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm premium
Enjoy an evening with friends and family as you watch the full moon rise over Biscayne Bay! The Southern Cross Astronomical Society (SCAS) will have telescopes to view the moon up close.
November 17, Discover @ Deering premium
Children, ages 6-14, will learn about the environment, integrating arts, environmental science, and outdoor play.
November 14, Nite Hike & Campfire 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.
November 18, Vintage Auto Show premium
The Deering Estate, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America – South Florida Region, will host the Vintage Auto Show on Sunday, November 18, 10 am to 3 pm. Guests can enjoy a variety of vintage cars and historic tractors.
November 28, Film Screening premium
As part of the Speaking Sustainably Film Series, South Florida PBS and the Deering Estate invite you to a complimentary reception & screening of “Lords of the Wetlands.”
December 8, Bay Cruise premium
Guided by a Biscayne National Park Ranger, journey through Biscayne Bay to see the iconic Cape Florida, Fowey Rocks, and Boca Chita lighthouses.