Our History

Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 450+ 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!

November 4, 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 27, 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 October session is “Hike and Strike.”
November 5, Vintage Auto Show, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America – South Florida Region, will host the Vintage Auto Show! Guests can enjoy a variety of vintage cars and historic tractors.
October 25, Speaking Sustainably Film Series, 7:00 pm premium
Presented in partnership with South Florida PBS & Changing Seas “Speaking Sustainably” is a film series offered free to the public. The October film is “Living Fossils.”
November 9, Free Lecture, 7:00 pm premium
In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate presents the November lecture “Diving With a  Purpose: The Search for the Slave Ship Guerrero & the Lost Tuskegee Airmen P-39” with Erik Denson.
November 3, Chamber Concert, 7:30 pm premium
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble and Deering Estate present ‘Franz Liszt and his circle’ with works by Liszt, Chopin, Raff, and Hiller.