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 8, Herp Tour, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm premium
This summer, join a Deering Estate naturalist to search for some of our scaly, shelled, and amphibious residents throughout the restricted natural areas, including a few exotic species such as the Red-tailed Boa.
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June 24, Butterfly Walk, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm premium
This summer, explore the Deering Estate in search of the Ruddy Daggerwing, Dina Yellow, Atala Butterfly and more!
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July 7, Full Moon Vinyasa Yoga, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm premium
Welcome the full moon at one of the most beautiful settings in Palmetto Bay! The July session is Kali Natha Yoga: “Mother of Earth, Mother of Heaven” with Lome Mahabir.
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June 12 – August 18, Summer Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Campers, ages 6-14, will enjoy nature-based activities include hiking, kayaking (age 9-14), science experiments, arts & crafts, and more! Ten, five-day sessions are available!
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June 18, Father’s Day Bay Cruise premium
Celebrate Father’s Day while cruising across the smooth waters of Biscayne Bay on the Pelican Skipper Catamaran. Guests will have the opportunity to see wildlife that inhabits the waters & shores including manatees, sharks, dolphins & rays.
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June 17, Summer Cabaret Concert, 8:00 pm premium
The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the historic Stone House Ballroom. The 2017 series kicks-off on Saturday, June 17th with Hal Roland.
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