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.


March 3, Discover @ Deering, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm premium
Discover science, conservation, art, and much more through recreational activities in our Discover @ Deering series offered every first Saturday of the month.
February 24, Black Artist Talk, 1:00 pm premium
Celebrating Black History Month, Deering Estate Alumna Artist-in-Residence Michelle Grant-Murray will host the “The Black Artist Talk,” a forum bringing black arts and culture to the forefront in our community.
February 21, “BLACKFLORIDA: PERRINE” By Johanne Rahaman premium
Join us for a free Exhibit Evening reception for “BLACKFLORIDA: PERRINE” By Johanne Rahaman.  The exhibit features photo documentation of the historic Perrine Community.
February 25, Canoe Tour, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm premium
Take a Canoe Tour across Biscayne Bay! These tours will depart from Charles’ Deering’s boat basin and stop over at Chicken Key, a seven-acre mangrove island and bird rookery approximately one mile off-shore. 
February 28, Speaking Sustainably Film Series, 7:00 pm premium
Presented in partnership with South Florida PBS & Changing Seas “Speaking Sustainably” is a film series offered free to the public. The February film is “The Fate of Carbon.”
February 23, Chamber Concert, 7:30 pm premium
The Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble and Deering Estate present ‘The French Romantics’ with works by Alkan and Saint-Saëns.