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!

March 4, Discover @Deering, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm premium
Discover science, conservation, art, and much more in our Discover @Deering series offered every first Saturday of the month. For kids ages 6-14 with parent enrollment.
February 25, Black Artist Talk, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm premium
Celebrating Black History Month, Deering Estate Alumni Artist in Residence Michelle Grant-Murray (Olujimi Dance Theatre) will host the “The Black Artist Talk.”
February 25, Sunrise Photography, 5:30 am – 7:30 am premium
The Deering Estate offers an exciting opportunity where you and several of your photography friends can take sunrise photos of Biscayne Bay!
February 26, Canoe Tour, 7:30 am – 11:00 am premium
Take a Sunday Morning 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. 
March 12, Vintage Auto Show, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm premium
The Deering Estate, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America – South Florida Region, will host the 5th annual Vintage Auto Show where car enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a variety of vintage cars from 1959 and older.
February 22, 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. This month’s film is “Grouper Moon.”