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.


June 27, Saturn Watch, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm premium
The Southern Cross Astronomical Society (SCAS) presents Saturn Watch at the Deering Estate. There will be telescopes on-site to view the giant planet up close.
June 23, Butterfly Walk, 11 am – 12 pm premium
This summer, explore the Deering Estate in search of the Ruddy Daggerwing, Dina Yellow, Atala Butterfly and more!
June 23, Sunrise Photography premium
You and several of your friends can take sunrise photos of Biscayne Bay! The price of the sunrise photography also includes admission to the Estate during regular hours on the same day.
June 11-August 17, Summer Camp 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!
July 14, Bay Cruise, 10 am – 2 pm premium
Guided by a Biscayne National Park Ranger, journey through Biscayne Bay to see the iconic Cape Florida, Fowey Rocks, and Boca Chita lighthouses while learning about the history that surrounds them.
July 28, Cabaret Concert, 8:00 pm premium
The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the Stone House Ballroom. The series continues on Saturday, July 28th with Juju performing a mix of jazz standards and ragtime.