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!

Dec 1 – Jan 6, Historic Holidays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm premium
Throughout December, visitors can tour the elegant and historic houses as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations! The exhibit is an annual tradition and a special project of local garden clubs and community organizations.
January 18, Free Lecture, 7:00 pm premium
The “Speaking Sustainably” lecture series is presented by FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) and hosted by the Deering Estate. The January lecture is “Algae as Beacons of Environmental Change in South Florida.”
December 26-30, Winter Camp 1, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Children, ages 6-14, will explore and discover two of the Deering Estate’s protected natural areas: The Tropical Hardwood Hammock and the Florida Pine Rockland.
January 6, Deering Spookover, 10 pm – 2:30 am premium
Experience the Deering Estate overnight when the LIGHTS ARE OUT! A group of volunteer Paranormal Investigators will take guests to the most active locations on the Estate where you can investigate and attempt communication with the spirits that roam in the historic houses and main grounds.
January 11, Nite Hike & Campfire, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm premium
View the woods and it’s wildlife as it comes to life at night! Enjoy a guided walk through the trail to Cutler Creek and listen for great horned owls and eastern screech-owls along the way. After the hike, enjoy complementary s’mores around the campfire. 
January 14 & 15, One-Minute Play Festival premium
The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and the Deering Estate Present: THE 5th ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL