Deering Estate
Deering Estate
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum and an environmental preserve listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. General admission is $15 for adults (ages 15+) and $7 for children (ages 4-14) between the hours of 10AM and 4PM. The last ticket is sold at 4PM and the Estate closes at 5PM. We are open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving. *Mangrove Boardwalk closed until further notice*
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lalocadr19
Hollywood, Florida6,557 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Beautiful estate to enjoy with family. Must paid fee to enter but enter get to enjoy the beautiful estate unbothered. The Main house has the beautiful view of the bay and artifacts inside the house, such dresses, lamps, window painting, bedroom etc. The other house has the rocking chair which you can sit and enjoy the bay view, house also has artifacts and bedroom to see. One of my favorite part is the outside which can enjoy the amazing relaxing view of the bay, if you lucky can find manatee in the water.
Written November 28, 2021
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romazzino
West Palm Beach, FL822 contributions
Feb 2021
We had a great time touring the grounds and buildings within the Estate and learning about Charles Deering and family whose brother actually built Viscaya just north of it closer to Miami.

The grounds, although not the Vizcaya manicured gardens are beautiful. The different buildings are reflective of life in the are in the early 1900's. The highlights for sure are the Stone House and the Richmond Cottage because of it's history dating to the days before Deering purchased the land.

The Boat Basin is unique and a haven for manatees. It was so fun to see a good number of them breaching for air and enjoying their natural habitat. However, I was concerned for them as we witnessed a tour boat that appeared to be part of Miami-Dade Parks called the MDPros Explorer come into the basin with their full blasting engines to drop off a group of people. It is my understanding that boats with such engines are to at least lower their speed and or raise their engines none of which happened. We mentioned it to the skipper as people were getting off the boat and he didn't seem to care which was concerning given the fact manatees are protected and in danger species.

Overall, a great visit and a very interesting place.
Written February 15, 2021
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Thank you for your review.
Written February 20, 2021
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mommy057
Washington DC, DC54 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a great stop - staff was very helpful (alerted us to possible manatee sighting in the tidal basin, which turned out to be true!). Unlike Vizcaya up the road (the estate of the other Deering brother), on a weekday we could wander here without any crowding. Do go upstairs in the house - the bedrooms and baths are very authentic to the time, and many items owned by the family are still onsite (or have been returned to the house). Gardens aren't as extensive as Vizcaya, and mangrove boardwalk was still broken when we visited. Do walk to the Chinese bridge about a mile from the house. All in all, a lovely stop with very nice and helpful people. One constructive suggestion - the explanatory postings on the art could be more helpful about dates and sources of the work.
Written February 1, 2020
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Thank you for your review! Jan - April are generally good times to see manatees in the basin, we are glad you were able to see them during your visit.
Written March 1, 2020
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MiamiMel
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Friends
Drove 20 miles out of my way, got there at 4:03pm (didnt realize traffic would be so bad due to people back at work and kids in school). Anyway, the gate was open, walked in with my 86 yo mom hoping to go for a short but pleasant walk, then ran back to car for my camera while she kept walking, but then I encountered the rudest MDC Parks employee who proceeded to kick myself and mother out (had to go get her out of the park) even though they stay open until 5pm. I had even brought exact change to pay for tickets since they had asked for it the first (and now last) time I had gone there. I thought the last time I went that they said the gate was open until 4:30pm and the park closed at 5pm. Also, he could have told us that there was a separate little walk nearby down to the water and dock that was part of the park and accessible - but he didnt. He just preferred being on his power trip in his big truck. He waited till we drove off, then parked right up behind us when we were parked in the other lot (where we had gone to do the other walk). He treated us like we were criminals. So fine, I dont need to go to the trouble of going back, and I prefer to just give my money and memberships to Fairchild Gardens and other local parks. Who needs Deering Estate, that experience left a terrible impression. I once worked for a city parks department, and thats not how you are supposed to treat the public.
Written October 9, 2020
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Nancy H
Miami Gardens, FL57 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Truthfully I thought the Deering estate and viscaya we're the same.. they're not I like the Deering estate a lot more it's not so over-the-top and majestic.. this brother was into nature and it's a beautiful setting. I went prior to a rainstorm and ran to the car I will be going back it was a great day except for the rain I'd like to see it not decorated for Christmas
Written January 21, 2020
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Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon.
Written March 1, 2020
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redrocknski88
3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
This past weekend, I went to Deering Estate, in Miami, Florida. They were offering a sunrise photography shoot. There was a small group of us at the event. It was my first time visiting there. The estate property is beautiful and the view at sunrise was amazing. We had an awesome guide, Jessica, who met us at the gate and escorted us back to the area. She was friendly and made sure everyone had their mask on. We had a great time, and it was a once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend.
Written September 21, 2020
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Thank you for your review, we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to have you back soon!
Written October 2, 2020
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rogerjm
Olympia, WA1,268 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The house is interesting, the walk around the estate is way more interesting. First, we had a picnic lunch over looking the bay, which was very nice.

The house is ok and the history is interesting. We took a guided walk through the estate and it was very good. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. Learned a lot.

Definitely worth 3 hours.
Written February 29, 2020
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Written March 1, 2020
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abrian
cleveland OH35 contributions
I took a very nice guided walk on the boardwalk though the mangrove hammock. The grounds are beautiful, however there is not much to see in the house.

Many pictures are hanging in the house with little furniture, and there is little explanation about the pictures. There is a guided tour, which I did not go on. However, if you tour the house yourself, it is not very interesting.
Written November 20, 2005
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CarpeDiem0212
Cypress Gardens, FL233 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
My wife and I recently went to Miami to visit Vizcaya and the Deering Estate. The Deering Estate was the home of Charles Deering. (half brother of James from Vizcaya fame) We went on a weekday when there was no official tour. Luckily we were able to meet with a person who worked there who filled us in about the history of the home and its owner. Then we went on a self guided tour throughout the home and nearby cottage home. There was plenty of signage in each room to tell us of its use and describe the various furniture pieces. There was a historic map display in the cottage building next to the home.
The grounds were lush and full of early spring blooms of Florida shrubs and trees. There is a huge grassy area in front of the home which is used for various holiday and charity events. The home sits right on Key Biscayne Bay which is a beautiful, quiet setting. We brought our lunch there and had a great lunch in this very peaceful setting. We would encourage everyone to see this beautiful, historic home. It is well worth it.
We then returned to Miami via Old Cutler Road at the suggestion of an employee who worked at the Estate. She said that we would see more spectacular, historic homes in the area along this road. We did and we were so impressed! Another worthwhile venture to learn more about this beautiful city.
Written March 19, 2017
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on The Deering Estate. Self-guided touring of the Historic Homes is welcome and encouraged in between the scheduled guided tour times of 10:30AM and 3:00 PM (October – April) and 10:30AM, 12:30PM, and 3:00PM (May-Sept). October through April we also provide a 12:30PM guided tour through the protected Natural Areas of the Estate. Picnic tables are available in the breezy Palm Grove for your enjoyment. We look forward to your return!
Written June 29, 2018
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Torte_Sue
Vonore, TN1,405 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
We visited Viscaya the day before. This estate owned by Charles Deering, the half brother of the owner of Viscaya does not have the grand house filled with European treasures. However, the grounds are extensive and there is a number of acres devoted to native flora. The cottage that was first built in the 1890's has been restored since Hurricane Andrew to the tune of over $7 million. My favorite place was to sit on a rocker on the porch and look out to the bay.

We just missed the scheduled 10:30 am tour of the stone house, and we never saw another tourist as we wandered through both homes completely unaccompanied. Nor were there any other tourists the entire 90 minutes we were in the homes! Wish there had been audio phones!!! The rooms were decorated for Christmas with a nod to Hanukkah as well.

The visitor center is a mile away and was not open at 10:30 on a a Friday. There was just a sign saying to buy tickets at the main gate. There were some placards to read and we read on line. We enjoyed the visit, but they need to step up the information provided to tourists. Even the elevators say you have to telephone and wait for someone to come to operate them.

Written December 24, 2016
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