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!

October 14, 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.
October 1, First Aid/CPR/AED Training, 9 am – 4:30 pm premium
In this Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Course, learn how to perform CPR correctly on infants, children, and adults as well as how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
October 7, Discover @ Deering, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm premium
Discover science, conservation, art, and much more through recreational activities in our Discover @ Deering series offered every first Saturday of the month.
October 11, Nite Hike, 7 pm – 9:30 pm 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. This month’s Nite Hike will be accompanied by a flag retirement ceremony.
September 21, Mini Camp, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm premium
When school is out, join us for mini-camp, a fun and educational science-based day camp! The September session is “Tail to Scales.”
September 23 & 24, Free Admission, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm premium
The Deering Discovery Day originally scheduled on Saturday, September 16th has been cancelled. As cleanup continues post Hurricane Irma, we invite the public to enjoy free admission to the main property on September 23 & 24, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.