Plan Your Visit

Please review the Deering Estate COVID-19 Operations Update page and details of the recent Executive Orders before visiting the Estate.  See miamidade.gov/coronavirus or the “New Normal” page at miamidade.gov.

Park Admission Info

Hours of Operation
10AM to 5 PM (no admission after 4PM / Gates close 4 PM)
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

General Admission

Adults (15+):$15
Youth (4-14):$7
Ages 3 & under: FREE
Foundation Members: FREE
Parking: FREE

 

Daily General Admission can be purchased at the Main Gate on the day of your visit or online via Park Link, an online and user-friendly registration & payment system for our admissions, programs, classes, and events.  

Seniors (65+),  Active Duty Military*, and Honorably Discharged Veterans: $2.00 off on Tuesdays. Purchase at Main Gate on the day of your visit. 

Check out our Discounts & Offers page for more info.  Ticket sales are final; no refunds, exchanges, or rainchecks. 

Site Map

 

We are located at: 16701 SW 72 avenue, Palmetto Bay, Fl 33157

Operating Hours:  10AM to 5 PM (no admission after 4PM / gates close at 4pm). 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. *Staff Guided Tours subject to change; blackout dates apply. Museums may be closed during special events or at other times without notice. 

 Directions & Parking

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.

Driving Directions: 

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.

 

Public Transit & Rideshare Directions: 

MetroRail (From Miami International Airport, Tri-Rail, Brickell, Downtown Miami, etc).  – Download free app (MD Transit GO).  Take Metrorail South (fees apply) from your location to Dadeland South (southern-most Metrorail stop). At Dadeland South Station, take MetroBus Route 31 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 Ticket Booth.  In lieu of Freebee, you may also utilize Uber or Lyft (fees apply; approximately 2.5 miles / 4 km).

Metro Bus from Florida City – Download free app (MD Transit GO).  Take Metro Bus 38 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 Ticket Booth.  In lieu of Freebee, you may utilize Uber or Lyft (fees apply; approximately 2.5 miles / 4 km).

Metro Bus from Marathon, Florida Keys – Download free app (MD Transit GO).  Take Metro Bus 301 Dade-Monroe Express. At Florida City, transfer to Metro Bus 38 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 Ticket Booth.  In lieu of Freebee, you may utilize Uber or Lyft (fees apply; approximately 2.5 miles / 4 km).

 

Freebee Express Palmetto Bay Download free app. Operates Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm. (FREE)

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).

Palmetto Bay I-Bus- Download free app. (FREE). Schedule.

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

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 as well as under the shady fig tree behind the Historic Museum Homes. Barbecuing and cooking on-site however is not permitted. Please review the latest safety guidelines prior to visiting.

Historic Museum Homes & App-Based Audio Tours

The Historic Museum Homes are open for self guided touring from 10am – 5pm (admission gates close at 4pm).  The Historic Museum Homes or portions of the homes 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 for only $2. 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.

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 recommended that listeners download the audio tour (rather than stream) prior to entering the Historic Museum Homes since cellular / carrier service may be limited indoors.

Code is 1 time use, and 1 code per device.  Don’t forget to bring your headphones or ear buds! 

Nature Preserve Tours

Staff Guided Daily Nature Preserve Tours are held daily at 12:30pm, October-May. The South Hammock Trail and Main Grounds are open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM for self-guided touring.

Peoples Dock has Reopened

The Peoples Dock has reopened! More information can be found here.

Film,  Photography, & Portrait Photography Sessions

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 at the Main Gate Ticket Booth and 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. Souvenir and other items can also be purchased at the Ticket Booth:

Aluminum Water Bottle (white or silver): $10 

Bottle Opener: $3

Birding Field Guide: $3

Bug Spray (pen type): $3

Gift Admission Pass (Pass valid for one visit; expires 1 year from issue): $15

Gift Package; Includes (1) Visitor Guide and (2) General Admission Gift Passes (Passes valid for one visit; expires 1 year from issue): $30

Hand Sanitizer: $3

Mangos (seasonal, May-June – from ground only; no picking from trees): 3 x $1

Post Cards: 2x$1

Shot Glass: $5

Soda: $2

Stadium Cup (blue or white): $3

Visitor Guide: $4

Seaweed Season

Sargassum 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. Over the past several years, South Florida and the Caribbean have experienced high levels of Sargassum in coastal waters and on local beaches. Sargassum provides cover habitat for juvenile turtles and fish and offers a refuge for migratory birds. It is also an important element in shoreline stability.

You might see Sargassum during your visit during Seaweed Season from March-October. More info can be found at: www.miamidade.gov/seaweed/

Upcoming Events

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.

The Deering Estate has moved to Park Link, an online and user-friendly registration & payment system for our programs, classes, and events. 

All tickets, registrations, and payments require a Park Link account.  To help make this transition smooth, please create your household account today by clicking 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.

  • Mosquitos are very common, please come prepared.
  • Refrain from making loud noises, feeding, harassing, or throwing objects at animals.
  • Do not pick plants, leaves, flowers or climb trees; the natural ecosystems in and around Deering Estate are sensitive, globally imperiled, and protected habitats.
  • Stay on designated pathways.
  • No flash photography or portrait photo-shoots are permitted inside the historic houses. For personal or professional photography or photo shoots on the grounds of Deering Estate, please obtain a permit wristband upon arrival.
  • No pets allowed, only service animals are permitted.  For more information, please refer to the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Mangrove boardwalk is closed until further notice. 

The following items are prohibited (including, but not limited to): pets,  balloons, balls, BBQ’s/barbecues/grills, bicycles, candles/open flame, drones, frisbees, fireworks, kites,  remote control boats / cars, rollerblades / skates, scooters, skateboards, tents/canopies, fishing, swimming.

We appreciate your cooperation.

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Whether you want to relax, explore, learn or celebrate we welcome you to discover more than you ever imagined at the Deering Estate.

Do you need additional information to plan your visit? Contact Us!

Upcoming Events & Activities

The Deering Estate has moved to Park Link, an online and user-friendly registration & payment system for our programs, classes, and events. 

All tickets, registrations, and payments require a Park Link account.  To help make this transition smooth, please create your household account today by clicking here.

Protecting and Preserving

Endangered species, terrestrial caves, archaeological sites and seven unique native Florida habitats in a single location.

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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.