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.


April 7, 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.
March 26-30, Spring Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Campers, age 6-14, will dive into the world of marine biology and surf their brain waves while exploring the many aquatic habitats of the Deering Estate! Please note that spring camp is sold out. 
March 31, Moonrise Photography, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm premium
The Deering Estate offers an exciting opportunity where you and several of your photography friends can take moonrise photos of Biscayne Bay!
March 23, Mini Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
When school is out, join us for mini-camp, a fun and educational science-based day camp! The March session is “Into the Abyss.”
March 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 March film is “The Future of Seafood.”
March 25 – Deering Seafood Festival premium
Calling all seafood lovers! Get ready for a non-stop celebration with scrumptious seafood, celebrity chef demos, kids’ games and rides, live entertainment, educational activities and more!