Deering Estate Operations Update – COVID-19
Outdoor areas of the Deering Estate, which include Deering Point, People’s Dock, North Addition Environmentally Endangered Lands, and the Main Estate Grounds are open, per Executive Order 21-20 signed by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
The Historic House Museums and administration buildings onsite at the Deering Estate are closed.
While the Museums are currently closed, we will be offering limited guided access of the museums beginning on June 1st. Guided access will be offered daily at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm. Please note that all guests, including Deering Estate Foundation members, must sign-up at the Main Gate entrance in order to participate. Select programs, tours, and activities, are postponed until further notice.
Please review the details of the Executive Order listed above before heading to parks, waterways and golf courses throughout the community. It contains important health and safety information for visitors and employees of these places, which include social distancing, the use of face coverings, and limitations on gatherings of more than 10 people, amongst other limitations.
Guests visiting the outdoor areas of Deering Estate, which include Deering Point, People’s Dock, North Addition Environmentally Endangered Lands, and the Main Estate Grounds, are being informed and educated on following the health and safety guidelines and protocols of Executive Order 21-20 and the CDC/Health Department which include social distancing, the use of face coverings, and no gatherings of 10 or more people. Exceptions for face coverings continue to be children under the age of 2, persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic pre-existing condition, or persons engaged in strenuous physical activity (jogging, running, cycling, etc.).
Deering staff and security continue to monitor these areas and ensure compliance throughout the day. We encourage guests to bring their own water bottles to stay hydrated during their passive recreation at the Deering Estate.
Deering @ Home Virtual Series
Follow Deering Estate on social media @DeeringEstate and join us for the “Deering @ Home” virtual series featuring the wonders of the Deering Estate where you can explore & learn about the history, events and people that shaped today’s Deering Estate from the comfort of your home. #DeeringatHome #BehindClosedDoors #VirtualDeering. You can also view videos here.
Virtual Field Trips
While Miami-Dade County Public Schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Deering Estate’s Learning Programs remain eager to continue our mission of delivering informal learning opportunities for students to learn, through engaging hands-on/minds-on activities, about South Florida’s rich cultural and natural resources. This collection of virtual tours & trips would usually be offered to visiting field trip groups, and have been modified to provide an at-home experience for teachers and students.
Wedding & Venue Rentals FAQ’s related to COVID-19
Q. Do you offer walkthroughs?
A. We are currently offering virtual tours so you can see the Estate from the comfort of your home.
Q. Will this affect the grounds or how things will look for my wedding?
A. Our team is diligently working behind the scenes to maintain the grounds and landscaped areas so it will look beautiful on your wedding day!
We understand that during these uncertain times you might be concerned on how the current events will affect your future wedding plans. At this time we anticipate Deering Estate to be operational in the fall of 2020 and moving forward. We will continue to monitor things as they evolve and maintain communication with those who may be effected. In the event Deering Estate will have to close and will not be able to host your wedding on its scheduled date, we will be happy to work with you to find alternative dates to host your special day.
Questions? Contact Us Here!
The Florida Department of Health has a dedicated call center for COVID-19 questions and concerns. The phone number is 866-779-6121, or you can email [email protected].
Practicing basic hygiene such as washing your hands regularly with soap is the best way to stop the transmission of the virus. Please refer to the following materials for additional information on important prevention measures.
As a Miami-Dade County Park, the Deering Estate is an entity of Miami-Dade County and is strictly following all procedures and protocols as outlined through the Mayor’s office, which is providing real-time updates through its regular communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Florida Department of Health.
We encourage you to review that information at www.miamidade.gov/coronavirus.
Individuals in Miami-Dade County who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400. If traveling to a medical office or facility, call ahead.
For additional information regarding COVID-19, please click on the following links: