Our History

Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 450+ 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!

December 8, Mistletoe & Martinis, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm premium
Join us for a joyful evening of holiday cheer to benefit the Deering Estate Foundation. Enjoy festive music, lavish hors d’oeuvres and desserts from some of South Florida’s finest caterers, along with a flavorful samplings of martinis. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be available.
December 10, Alorè Workshop: Holiday Wreath, 11:30 am premium
Come for a merry good time and learn how to make your very own Holiday Wreath!
November 29 – January 5, Festival of Trees Exhibit premium
Throughout December, visitors can tour the elegant and historic houses at the Deering Estate as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations. The “Festival of Trees” is a special project of local garden clubs and community organizations.
Dec 26-29, Session 1 Winter Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate offers two sessions of Winter Camp for children, ages 6-14: “All About the Natives” and “Find Your Habitat.”
November 29, Ghost Tour, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm premium
Step into the past, as you listen to the stories of the Deering Estate’s previous inhabitants and paranormal visitors. Hear about sightings and experiences from actual paranormal investigations of the historic site.
December 1, Festival of Trees season kick-off, 7:00 pm premium
Enjoy sipping on hot chocolate, nibbling on holiday cookies and listening to the sounds of the Yuletide Carolers. Children can participate in holiday crafts and write letters to Santa.