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!

April 7, Sunset Jams, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm premium
The community is invited to the Deering Estate for Sunset Jams, a family-friendly program presented by the Miami-Dade Public Library System. The program is free and open to the public.
April 6, Jupiter Watch, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm premium
Jupiter and the Moon will make an especially close pairing in April. The Southern Cross Astronomical Society (SCAS) presents “Jupiter Watch” at the Deering Estate!
April 10-14, Spring Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Campers, age 6-14, will travel through the history of the Deering Estate, learning about each of the peoples contributions to building our historical, archeological, cultural, and natural preserve.
April 12, Nite Hike & Campfire, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm premium
Explore the woods and it’s wildlife as it comes to life at night! After the hike, gather around a campfire and enjoy complementary s’mores.
April 13, Free Lecture, 7:00 pm premium
In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate presents the April lecture “The State of Environmental Archaeology in Pre-Roman Etruscan Italy” with Dr. Meryl Shriver-Rice.
April 22, Deering Spring Contemporary, 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm premium
The Deering Spring Contemporary is a dynamic special event, symposium, and curated exhibit based on seasonal curatorial themes,  with site-specific works within the historic homes and throughout our bay-side landscape.