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!

August 21, Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm premium
Visit the Deering Estate for a partial solar eclipse viewing on Monday, August 21st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Southern Cross Astronomical Society will have professional telescopes on site. 
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August 12, Herp Tour, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm premium
Join a Deering Estate naturalist to search for some of our scaly, shelled, and amphibious residents throughout the restricted natural areas, including a few exotic species such as the Red-tailed Boa.
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August 7, Full Moon Vinyasa Yoga, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm premium
Welcome the full moon at one of the most beautiful settings in Palmetto Bay! The August Full Moon session is “5 Elements to Balance your Life” with Zamanta Archibold.
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August 19, 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!
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June 12 – August 18, Summer Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Campers, ages 6-14, will enjoy nature-based activities include hiking, kayaking (age 9-14), science experiments, arts & crafts, and more! Ten, five-day sessions are available!
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August 26, Summer Cabaret Concert, 8:00 pm premium
The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the historic Stone House Ballroom. The August concert features singer & songwriter Yoli Mayor.
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