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!

October 8, Bird Walk, 7:30 am – 10:30 am premium
Search for some of the Deering Estate’s estimated 170 resident and migratory bird species and watch for ibises, herons, egrets and other shorebirds in and around the shallow coastal waters.
October 12, Nite Hike & Campfire, 7 pm – 9:30 pm premium
View the woods and it’s wildlife as it comes to life at night! Walk down the trail to Cutler Creek and listen for great horned owls and eastern screech-owls along the way.
October 3 & 12, Mini-Camp, 7:30 am – 5 pm premium
Experience nature through hands-on & fun outdoor activities! Offered on Teacher Planning Days & select holidays throughout the school year.
September 30, Chamber Ensemble Concert, 8:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble presents “España y Cuba,” on Friday, September 30th at 8:00 pm. The concert will feature works by Cuban & Spanish composers, including contemporary Cuban-American composer Tania León & 19th century works by Manuel de Falla, Tomáa Bretón and Joaquín Turina.
October 9, Deering Harvester Day, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm premium
Celebrate the fall harvest on Sunday, October 9, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Deering Estate! Guests can enjoy activities such as bocce ball & croquet and can take family photos next to the vintage International Harvester Truck and other locations decorated for fall.
October 15, Wine on Harvest Moon premium
Now in its 15th year, Wine on Harvest Moon brings fine wine, fine food and fine art together under the golden light of the Harvest Moon over Biscayne Bay on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Tickets on sale now!