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!

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Deering Estate Foundation’s 2016 virtual Race to Raise 30/30 is on! It’s WEEK 4 and we are the proud recipients of another “challenge gift” in the amount of $1,500!   That means that for the next 72 hours, YOU CAN DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT, as the DON ALLEN FOUNDATION will match your gift in the amount of $30 or […]
August 27, Summer Butterfly Walk, 11 am – 12 pm premium
Guests can explore various habitats in search of Dina Yellow, Dingy Purplewing, and Atala butterflies, as well as others of the nearly 40 species that are onsite.
September 17 & 18, Sunrise Photography, 6:00 am – 8:00 am premium
The Deering Estate offers an exciting opportunity where you and your photography friends can take sunrise photos of Biscayne Bay! This month’s Sunrise is an Equinox, at which the sun rises directly east of the Deering Estate, in the center of the Deering Boat Basin.
September 17, Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Day, 10 am – 4 pm premium
Enjoy free admission and a variety of programs and activities! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
August 30, Mini Camp, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate offers Mini-Camp for students on Teacher Planning Days during the 2016-2017 School Year.
August 27, Summer Cabaret Concert, 8:00 pm premium
Enjoy an intimate concert inside the historic Stone House Ballroom featuring Mister K, Jazz Saxophonist Steve Kirkland.