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!

January 20, Champagne 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 or moonrise photos of Biscayne Bay!
January 28, Moonlight Canoe Tour, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm premium
Take a Canoe Tour across Biscayne Bay! These tours will depart from Charles’ Deering’s boat basin and stop over at Chicken Key, a seven-acre mangrove island and bird rookery approximately one mile off-shore. 
January 21, Picnic in the Park, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm premium
Spend a relaxing day with your family and friends! Bring a picnic lunch, play lawn games, and enjoy tours of the historic houses and natural areas.
January 24, 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 January film is Battleground Everglades – “Dangerous Seas” Episode.
February 11, Valentine’s Day Champagne Bay Cruise premium
Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy a relaxing cruise on Biscayne Bay while sipping champagne. The boat will depart from the Deering Estate.
February 14, Valentine’s Day Concert, 8:00 pm premium
Celebrate your love at a romantic, outdoor concert under the stars at the “Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert featuring Yoli Mayor, from the 12th season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and Alejandro Elizondo.