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!

July 23, Summer Butterfly Walk, 11 am – 12 pm premium
Guests can explore various habitats in search of Dina Yellow, Dingy Purplewing, and Atala butterflies, as well as others of the nearly 40 species that are onsite.
July 17, 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!
July 17, Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Day, 10 am – 4 pm premium
This July, discover your super powers and join us in celebrating Park & Recreation Month at our Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Day! FREE admission for all guests and superhero attire is welcome!
June 27-July 1, Summer Camp (week 3), 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Explore the best that nature has to offer! Hike, bike, kayak, canoe, snorkel, swim, and discover the endless possibilities at the Deering Estate’s Summer Camp.
July 30, Summer Cabaret Concert, 8:00 pm premium
Enjoy an intimate concert inside the historic Stone House Ballroom featuring Chloe Dolandis with jazz, pop and soul.
July 6, Nite Hike, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm premium
Discover the natural areas and see wildlife at night! Enjoy a guided tour of the tropical hardwood hammock trail and listen for great horned owls and eastern screech-owls along the way.