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.

Admission to the Miami Showhouse, April 15-29, $40. April admission is $5 which includes access to the main Estate grounds and natural areas tours only. Tours of the natural areas are offered daily in April at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm. Regular estate operations and hours will resume on May 1st.


April 15-29, Miami Showhouse, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm premium
Guests can explore interior and exterior spaces reimagined with modern touches by some of South Florida’s most respected and innovative designers. The premium exhibition is hosted by the Junior League of Miami and the Deering Estate Foundation.
May 12, Bird Walk, 7:30 am – 10:30 am 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.
April 29, Full Moon Yoga, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm premium
Welcome the full moon at one of the most beautiful settings in Palmetto Bay! Each session will host a guest or special theme to make for a unique experience.
May 9, Nite Hike, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm 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.
May 5, Champagne Sunrise Photography, 5:30 am – 7:30 am premium
Enjoy a Champagne Sunrise at the boat basin with someone special! Watch as the sun rises over the boat basin while sipping champagne.
April 25, Speaking Sustainably Film Series, 7:00 pm premium
Presented in partnership with South Florida PBS, “Speaking Sustainably” is a free film series. The April film is “Battleground Everglades, Invasive Species.