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.


November 6, Prohibition Era Cellar Series premium
Explore a glimpse of South Florida’s prohibition history at the Deering Estate’s Prohibition Era Cellar Series. The next “speakeasy” event on Tuesday, November 6th, presented by Quixote, will feature a selection of wines paired with an assortment of small bites.  
October 20, Discover @ Deering premium
Children, ages 6-14, will learn about the environment, integrating arts, environmental science, and outdoor play.
October 17, Exhibit Evening premium
An Exhibit Evening Reception for “Healing Waters,” Photography by JohnBob Carlos, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Deering Estate. Free and open to the public with performances that begin at 7:30 p.m. RSVP is preferred on Eventbrite.
October 20 & 24, Ghost Tour premium
Learn about sightings and paranormal experiences of Miami’s most haunted property with P.R.I.S.M. (Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies).
October 24, Film Screening premium
As part of the Speaking Sustainably Film Series, South Florida PBS (WPBT2 – WXEL) and the Deering Estate invite you to a complimentary reception and screening of “Toxic Algae: Complex Sources and Solutions.”
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.