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!

May 20, Concert Series, 8:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble presents “Veinte de Mayo: A Celebration of Cuban Composers” inside the historic Stone House Ballroom. The concert will feature a musical journey of works by Cuban composers from the 19th-21st centuries.
May 21, Sunrise Photography, 5:30 am – 7:30 am premium
The Deering Estate offers an exciting opportunity where you and several of your photography friends can take sunrise photos of Biscayne Bay!
May 25, Free Film, 7:00 pm premium
Hosted by the Deering Estate, in partnership with WPBT2, “Speaking Sustainably” is a film series offered free to the public to engage the community with critical environmental issues of the 21st century and to inspire action. Join us for the screening of “South Florida’s Rising Seas: Impact.”
May 22, Mars viewing, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm premium
In partnership with Southern Cross Astronomical Society (SCAS), the Deering Estate will be hosting a Mars viewing in the night sky. There will be multiple telescopes available to see Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun.
May 7 & 8, Mother’s Day events premium
The Deering Estate is the perfect setting to celebrate Mother’s Day! Enjoy a Cabaret Concert on Saturday, May 7th. A Picnic Brunch with Joanna’s Marketplace and a Champagne Bay Cruise is offered on Sunday, May 8th.
May 11, Flag Retirement Nite Hike, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm premium
Walking down the tropical hardwood hammock trail at dusk takes on a whole new meaning to the exploration of our natural areas. This hike offers the visitor a rare opportunity to view the woods and it’s wildlife as it comes to life at night.