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!

July 23, 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.
August 20, Sunrise Photography, 6:00 am – 8:00 am premium
The Deering Estate offers an exciting opportunity where you and several of your photography friends can take sunrise photos of Biscayne Bay!
August 20, 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.
July 25-29, Summer Camp (week 7), 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Explore the best that nature has to offer! Hike, bike, kayak, canoe, snorkel, swim, and discover the endless possibilities at the Deering Estate’s Summer Camp.
July 30, Summer Cabaret Concert, 8:00 pm premium
Enjoy an intimate concert inside the historic Stone House Ballroom featuring Chloe Dolandis with jazz, pop and soul.
August 17, Full Moon Yoga, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm premium
The Full Moon Yoga Series at the Deering Estate is an opportunity to enjoy the sunset and end of the day, while welcoming the full moon at one of the most beautiful settings in Palmetto Bay.