Daily General Admission can be purchased online via Park Link. *Show ID onsite on the day of your visit to purchase discounted rate on-site. Check out our Discounts & Offers page for more info. Ticket sales are final; no refunds, exchanges, or rainchecks.
Bugs & mosquitos are very common, please come prepared.
Normal Operating Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM (no admission after 4 PM / entrance gate closes 4 PM). Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The South Hammock Trail and Main Grounds are open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM for self-guided touring.Museums may be closed during special events or at other times without notice. Blackout dates may apply.
Conveniently located in Miami-Dade County, the Deering Estate is just east of Old Cutler Road and SW 168 Street in Palmetto Bay, accessible via the Florida Turnpike, US-1, and Old Cutler Road. Arrival by watercraft is prohibited.
15 miles From Downtown Miami – Take I-95 South to South Dixie Highway (US1) ; continue south (approximately 13 miles) to SW 168th Street. Turn left at SW 168 street and travel east. Cross Old Cutler Road, and the Visitor’s Center parking lot is about ½ block on the right.
From the Southbound Turnpike (coming from Miami International Airport, Broward County) – Take turnpike south, exit at SW 152nd Street East (Coral Reef Drive). Continue east to Old Cutler Road (about 4.5 miles). Turn right on Old Cutler Road and travel south (about 1 mile) to SW 168th Street. Turn left at SW 168 street, and the Visitor Center parking lot is about ½ block on the right.
From the Northbound Turnpike (coming from Florida Keys, Florida City, Homestead) – Take Turnpike north, exit right on SW 216th Street, take 216 street east to Old Cutler Road, at Old Cutler Road make a left. Take Old Cutler Road northbound (approximately 4.4 miles) to SW 168th Street. At SW 168 Street, make a right, and the Visitor Center parking lot is about ½ block on the right.
Metro Bus from Florida City – Download free app (MD Transit GO). Take Metro Bus38 Max to the bus stop at SW 168 Street. At SW 168 Street bus stop, request FreeBee (free app & free on-demand service; operates Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm) from your location. In the Destination box, enter 16701 SW 72 avenue, Palmetto Bay, Fl 33157. FreeBee will drop you near or close to the Main Gate. In lieu of Freebee, you may utilize Uber or Lyft (fees apply; approximately 2.7 miles / 4.3 km).
Metro Bus from Marathon, Florida Keys – Download free app (MD Transit GO). Take Metro Bus301 Dade-Monroe Express. At Florida City, transfer to Metro Bus38 Max. From Metro Bus 38 Max, exit at SW 168 Street bus stop. At SW 168 Street bus stop, request FreeBee (free app & free on-demand service; operates Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm) from your location. In the Destination box, enter 16701 SW 72 avenue, Palmetto Bay, Fl 33157. FreeBee will drop you near or close to the Main Gate. In lieu of Freebee, you may utilize Uber or Lyft (fees apply; approximately 2.7 miles / 4.3 km).
Go Connect Cutler Bay– Download free app. Operates Monday-Friday 5:30am-8pm. (FREE). Transfer from Cutler Bay Go Connect to Palmetto Bay Freebee (FREE). In lieu of Freebee, you may utilize Uber or Lyft (fees apply).
Uber – Download free app (fees apply for rideshare).
Lyft – Download free app (fees apply for rideshare).
Old Cutler Bike Path is a fully paved bike path, a full 11 miles from Coco Plum Circle, bikers can enjoy the scenery of parks including Matheson Hammock and the Deering Estate.
Picnics & refreshments are permitted in the outdoor areas of the Deering Estate. Picnic tables are available on a first come first serve basis located in the Palm Grove overlooking Biscayne Bay. Barbecuing, grilling, or cooking on-site is not permitted.
Historic Museum Homes & App-Based Audio Tours
The Historic Museum Homes are open for self guided touring from 10 AM – 5 PM (admission gate closes at 4 PM). Although we do our best to keep our museums open during our General Admission hours, the Historic Museum Homes or portions of the museums may be closed at certain times & during events without notice.
The Deering Estate is proud to launch an in-depth, app-based audio tour available now on Cloudguide mobile app for only $2 USD. CloudGuide is the leading global sightseeing app, providing incredible interactive visitor experiences for museums and cultural heritage sites across the world. More than 1200 sites in 26 countries use CloudGuide to provide effective, user-friendly online tours of their monuments, museums and heritage sites. We additionally have seasonal tours such as our historic Miami ghost tours.
Download CloudGuide from the App Store or Google Play today! Purchase your audio tour through the app, and download the audio tour directly to your device. It is highly recommended that listeners download the audio tour (rather than stream) prior to entering the Historic Museum Homes since WiFi, cellular, & carrier service is very limited indoors.
Code is 1 time use, and 1 code per device.Don’t forget to bring your headphones or ear buds!
Free WiFi ([email protected]) is available to visitors in select areas of the park. We are currently working to improve & expand our wifi coverage.
Nature Preserve Tours
Staff Guided Daily Nature Preserve Tours are held daily at 12:30pm, October-May. For updates and where to meet for the Nature Preserve Tour, please inquire with staff at the Main Gate Ticket Booth upon your arrival. The South Hammock Trail and Main Grounds are open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM for self-guided touring. Guests are encouraged to document their flora & fauna findings on the iNaturalist app. (Available on Google Play and App Store). Bugs & mosquitos are very common, please come prepared.
More information about the Peoples Dock can be found by clicking here.
More information about Deering Point can be found by clicking here.
The Chinese Bridge was constructed in 1916. Cutler Creek runs underneath the bridge, the high water mark is reached in the rainy season, while the creek is virtually dry when the rain stops. The Chinese Bridge is accessible to pedestrians and bicyclists from sunrise to sunset. The Chinese Bridge is located off of SW 72nd Avenue, approximately 1/2 mile north of the Main Gate Ticket Booth or approximately .6 mile north of the Visitor Center & parking lot.
Film & Photography & Portrait Photography sessions are permitted with a permit and fee. Permits are required for photography on all Deering Estate grounds including the Visitor Center and surrounding areas. Portrait photography is not allowed inside any of the Historic Museum Homes or buildings, and must not block stairways, paths, restrooms entrances or exits from use by the public.
Groups of 4 or more people, including all cast, crew, personnel, and subjects being photographed and/or filmed, will require an additional permit from the Office of Film and Entertainment. More info on Film & Photography rules can be found here.
Food, Beverage, & Souvenirs
Soda and water are available from vending machines on the back porch of the Pump House. A variety of restaurants offering pizza, sandwiches, soup, specialty coffee and refreshments are located within a 10 minute walk. Branded souvenirs among other items can also be purchased at the Visitor Center Ticket Office:
Aluminum Water Bottle (white or silver): $10
Bottle Opener: $3
Birding Field Guide: $3
Coffee Mug: $6
Cosmetic Bag, Centennial, Large (7 colors to choose from): $8
Cosmetic Bag, Centennial, Small (color: canvas/natural): $5
Cosmetic Bag / pencil pouch (10 colors to choose from): $6
Gift Admission Pass (Pass valid for one visit; expires 1 year from issue): $15
Holiday Tree Ornament, Centennial: $3
Magnet, Centennial: $3
Mangos (seasonal, May & June. Collect from ground only; no picking from trees): 3 x $1, pay at Ticket Booth at exit.
Notepad, Centennial: $2
Patch, Centennial: $3
Pin, Centennial: $3
Plush animals, large: $20
Plush animals, small: $12 each or 2 for $20.
Poncho (adult size): $5
Post Cards: 2 x $1
Shot Glass: $5
Shopping Tote, Centennial (black or navy): $1
Stadium Cup (blue or white): $3
T-Shirt (Centennial): $10
Wineglass, stemless: $8
Sargassum, also often referred to as seaweed, is a naturally occurring seaweed that floats freely on the ocean surface and is abundant in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. It provides crucial habitat for many marine species, including endangered sea turtles, which, upon hatching on our beaches, make their way out to the sargassum to spend their juvenile years feeding and growing amongst the seaweed mats. It is also an important element in shoreline stability. Sargassum also provides nutrients to the shoreline and can replenish areas that suffer beach erosion due to hurricanes and storms, thereby helping to keep our shorelines resilient.
Over the past several years, South Florida and the Caribbean have experienced high levels of sargassum in coastal waters and on local beaches. Excessive amounts of sargassum in populated areas are causing concern worldwide.
Maintaining our beautiful beaches remains a priority for Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Clean-up crews operate on a daily basis to remove the buildup of seaweed on the water line. You might see Sargassum during your visit to Deering Estate during Seaweed Season from March-October. Information & frequently asked questions on sargassum, for your information, can be found by visiting: www.miamidade.gov/seaweed/
A variety of signature events, tours, concerts, programs, camps, and classes are offered throughout the year. For more information or to purchase tickets for an Upcoming Event click here.
Important Do’s & Dont’s
We ask our patrons to join us in the stewardship of Deering Estate in order to protect the natural resources and the historic buildings.
The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. is a community-based charitable 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Deering Estate, one of South Florida’s largest and most significant historical, archeological, architectural and environmental treasures.