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!

Rescheduled to Sunday, January 10, 2016, Nu Deco Ensemble Concert premium
The outdoor concert featuring Nu Deco Ensemble originally scheduled for Sunday, November 22 has been rescheduled to Sunday, January 10, 2016.
December 11, GMYS Holiday Concert, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm premium
Join the Deering Estate’s Performance Youth Artists in Residence, the Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS), for a special Holiday Concert and Recital in the Stone House Ballroom. 
November 25, Sunset/Moonrise Photography, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm premium
You and several of your photography friends can take sunset/moonrise photos of Biscayne Bay! $35
November 28, Sunrise Photography, 6:00 am – 8:00 am premium
You and several of your photography friends can take sunrise photos of Biscayne Bay! $20
December 4, Tree Lighting, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm premium
Kick off the holiday season and enjoy some of your favorite holiday music performed by the Yuletide Carolers. Children can also participate in the lighting of the tree in the historic Stone House Ballroom.
December 12 & 19, Story-Time & Photos with Santa, 10 am – 12 pm premium
Santa Claus will be visiting the Deering Estate for story-time and photos in the historic Stone House Ballroom. Children can also participate in holiday arts & crafts activities. Free with Estate admission; Free for Foundation Members.