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!

April 6, Jupiter Watch, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm premium
Jupiter and the Moon will make an especially close pairing in April. The Southern Cross Astronomical Society (SCAS) presents “Jupiter Watch” at the Deering Estate! Special telescopes will be available for viewing of the night sky.
April 10-14, Spring Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
Campers, age 6-14, will travel through the history of the Deering Estate, learning about each of the peoples contributions to building our historical, archeological, cultural, and natural preserve.
April 2, Sunrise Photography, 6:30 am – 8:30 am premium
The Deering Estate offers an exciting opportunity where you and several of your photography friends can take sunrise photos of Biscayne Bay!
March 24, Mini Camp, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm premium
A fun and educational science-based day camp. Participants will become a mad scientist/explorer for the day!
March 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 “Maug’s Caldera: A Natural Laboratory.”
March 26, Seafood Festival, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm premium
      Get ready for a non-stop celebration with delicious catch from the sea, celebrity chef cooking demos, fun-filled adventures for kids, Virgin Island stilt walkers, a Bahamian Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment.