Our History

The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. Nestled along the coast in South Dade, the Deering Estate is a cultural asset and historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

As a 21st Century museum destination for tourists and local residents, signature events, programs and preservation of our history positions the Deering Estate as an iconic marker for our community’s cultural identity and memory. 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 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.

 

October 13, Bird Walk premium
The Deering Estate is part of the Biscayne Bay IBA (Important Bird Area) recognized as a globally important habitat for the conservation of bird populations. Search for some of the Deering Estate’s estimated 170 resident and migratory bird species.
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October 10, Nite Hike & Campfire premium
Explore the woods and it’s wildlife as it comes to life at night! After the hike, gather around a campfire and enjoy complementary s’mores.
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October 17, Exhibit Evening premium
An Exhibit Evening Reception for “Healing Waters,” Photography by JohnBob Carlos, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Deering Estate. The event is free and open to the public and includes performances that begin at 7:30 p.m. RSVP is preferred on Eventbrite.
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October 20 & 24, Ghost Tour premium
Learn about sightings and paranormal experiences of Miami’s most haunted property with P.R.I.S.M. (Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies).
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October 14, Deering Harvester Day premium
Celebrate the fall harvest at the Deering Estate! Guests can take family photos next to the vintage International Harvester Truck & other locations decorated for fall.
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October 13, Bay Cruise premium
Guided by a Biscayne National Park Ranger, journey through Biscayne Bay to see the iconic Cape Florida, Fowey Rocks, and Boca Chita lighthouses.
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