Our History

The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. Nestled along the coast in South Dade, the Deering Estate is a cultural asset and historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As a 21st Century museum destination for tourists and local residents, signature events, programs and preservation of our history positions the Deering Estate as an iconic marker for our community’s cultural identity and memory. 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 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.


Nov. 16, OBFS Party for Science premium
Join the Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) at its annual fundraiser, “Party for Science,” hosted at Deering Estate on Friday, November 16, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
November 17, Discover @ Deering premium
Children, ages 6-14, will learn about the environment, integrating arts, environmental science, and outdoor play.
November 14, Nite Hike & Campfire 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.
November 18, Vintage Auto Show premium
The Deering Estate, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America – South Florida Region, will host the Vintage Auto Show on Sunday, November 18, 10 am to 3 pm. Guests can enjoy a variety of vintage cars and historic tractors.
November 9, Deering Spookover premium
Learn about sightings and paranormal experiences of Miami’s most haunted property with P.R.I.S.M. (Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies).
November 10, Bay Cruise premium
Guided by a Biscayne National Park Ranger, journey through Biscayne Bay to see the iconic Cape Florida, Fowey Rocks, and Boca Chita lighthouses.