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.


August 25, Butterfly Walk premium
This summer, explore the Deering Estate in search of the Ruddy Daggerwing, Dina Yellow, Atala Butterfly and more!
August 24, Full Moon Yoga premium
Welcome the full moon at one of the most beautiful settings in Palmetto Bay! Each session will host a guest or special theme to make for a unique experience.
September 7, 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).
September 15, Deering Discovery Day, 10 am – 4 pm premium
Discover what the Deering Estate has to offer and enjoy a day of family fun with hands-on science activities, site orientations, and more! $1.00 admission for ages 4 & older.
September 8, 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.
August 25, Cabaret Concert premium
The Summer Cabaret Concert Series concludes with Vintash performing a mix of soul, jazz, blues, latin, world and Bossa Nova.