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.


October 2, Prohibition Era Cellar Series premium
Join us for a tasting of fine spirits from Miami Club Rum at the Deering Estate. Miami Club Rum staff will be on hand to explain the distilling process, expand on their product selections and to mix delicious prohibition drinks for everyone to enjoy.
September 22, Butterfly Walk premium
This summer, explore the Deering Estate in search of the Ruddy Daggerwing, Dina Yellow, Atala Butterfly and more!
September 24, Full Moon Yoga 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.
Sept 19, Mini Camp premium
The Deering Estate offers Mini-Camp on select Teacher Planning Days throughout the School Year. Join us for a fun and educational, science-based day camp!
September 29, Ghost Tour premium
Learn about sightings and paranormal experiences of Miami’s most haunted property with P.R.I.S.M. (Paranormal Research & Investigative Studies).
October 13, Bay Cruise premium
Guided by a Biscayne National Park Ranger, journey through Biscayne Bay to see the iconic Cape Florida, Fowey Rocks, and Boca Chita lighthouses.