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.


June 9, Herp Tour, 7 pm – 9 pm premium
Join Deering Estate naturalist Jared Guerra on a Herp Tour throughout the property’s natural areas. This program offers a chance to understand our reptilian and amphibious neighbors in wild and urban habitats.
June 23, Butterfly Walk, 11 am – 12 pm premium
This summer, explore the Deering Estate in search of the Ruddy Daggerwing, Dina Yellow, Atala Butterfly and more!
June 23, Sunrise Photography premium
You and several of your friends can take sunrise photos of Biscayne Bay! The price of the sunrise photography also includes admission to the Estate during regular hours on the same day.
June 11-August 17, Summer Camp 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!
June 17, Bay Cruise premium
Celebrate Father’s Day with a relaxing cruise on Biscayne Bay! The boat will depart from the Deering Estate.
June 16, Cabaret Concert, 8:00 pm premium
The Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the Stone House Ballroom. The series kicks-off on Saturday, June 16th with Keba, a classically trained soul and R&B singer.