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!

June 10, Herp Tour, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm premium
This summer, join a Deering Estate naturalist to search for some of our scaly, shelled, and amphibious residents throughout the restricted natural areas, including a few exotic species such as the Red-tailed Boa.
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June 9, Full Moon Vinyasa Yoga, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm premium
Welcome the full moon at one of the most beautiful settings in Palmetto Bay! The June session is “Funyasa – Energy in Motion” with Zoe Plasencia.
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June 12 – August 18, Summer Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Campers, ages 6-14, will enjoy nature-based activities include hiking, kayaking (age 9-14), science experiments, arts & crafts, and more! Ten, five-day sessions are available!
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May 24, 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 May film is “Beneath the Bridge.”
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June 8, Free Lecture, 7:00 pm premium
In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate presents the June lecture “Wood & Stone: Early South Florida Architecture” with Sylvia Gurinsky.
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June 17, Summer Cabaret Concert, 8:00 pm premium
The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the historic Stone House Ballroom. The 2017 series kicks-off on Saturday, June 17th with Hal Roland.
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