Deering Estate

Deering Estate, Miami: Hours, Address, Deering Estate Reviews: 4.5/5

Deering Estate
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Nature & Wildlife Areas
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
About
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. The Estate offers daily tours of our historic houses -the Stone House and Richmond Cottage, as well as seasonal tours of the lush natural areas where fossil bones have been found, dating back as far as 50,000 years. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided nature hikes, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. General admission is $15 for adults and $7 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*
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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romazzino
West Palm Beach, FL753 contributions
Transport Yourself to 1920s Florida
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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MiamiMel
1 contribution
MDC employee spoils our Deering experience
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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redrocknski88
3 contributions
Fantastic time at Deering Estate
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!
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mike c
Austin, TX22 contributions
Beautiful Park - Florida History - Scenery
Mar 2020
Deering Estate is a somewhat hidden park - just off of Old Cutler Road and SW 168 Ave. The grounds are impeccable - truly represent what the estate would have looked like 150 years ago. The walking trails are well identified and fauna and flora are identified.

Bring your camera the scenery is great for photos - sunrises are the best.

I think it is a bit expensive for a single visit - if local the membership is better.
Written March 6, 2020
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rogerjm
Olympia, WA1,236 contributions
Take the guided walk
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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Lynne T
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK149 contributions
Interesting tour guide
Feb 2020
The tour guide was interesting and well informed. Unfortunately the boardwalk is closed for renovation so there was not much else to do at the estate
Written February 20, 2020
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mommy057
Washington DC, DC54 contributions
Lovely stop
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.
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Nancy H
Miami Gardens, FL57 contributions
Christmas at the Deering estate
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.
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David S
7 contributions
commodes in abodes
Jan 2020 • Family
Excellent place to visit with a free day in south Dade. Curiously, if one was a guest of Deering and you needed to use a bathroom---one each in the multiple rooms in both houses--you would be in luck. A fixation with lavatories evidently by the Deering family. The Estate is understated compared to Vizcaya nearby, and Deering seemingly meant it to be so. Refreshingly elegant and eco-friendly, not Rococo and garish...Worth a visit for sure.
Written January 12, 2020
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Laurel H
Palm City, FL25 contributions
loved it.
Dec 2019
We so enjoyed our day trip to Deering Estate. The Christmas decor was splendid, but a trip later in the year to further explore the outdoor aspects and grounds would be fun too.
Written January 8, 2020
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Thank you for your review. We look forward to your return and we hope you are able to join us next time on one of of 12:30 Nature Preserve Tours, offered daily (weather permitting) October-May.
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