Please review the Deering Estate COVID-19 Operations Update page and details of the recent Executive Orders before visiting the Estate. It contains important health and safety information for visitors and employees, which include social distancing, the use of face coverings, and limitations on gatherings of more than 10 people, amongst other limitations.
Operating Hours: 10AM to 5 PM (no admission after 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 tours. *Staff Guided Tours subject to change; blackout dates may apply. Museums may be closed during special events or at other times without notice.
Peoples Dock Temporary Closure
Thank you for your patience as we work with FEMA and local agencies on the replacement of the PEOPLE’S DOCK. The Peoples Dock will be CLOSED for construction beginning January 6.
Over the past few years multiple agencies including Village of Palmetto Bay, FEMA, and Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, have participated in the planning and implementation of restoration work at the People’s Dock, a gift to the community from Charles Deering over a hundred years ago. Multiple environmental regulatory agencies have participated in this process as well, to ensure the protection of the area’s environmentally sensitive ecosystem including important aquatic species, such as fragile seagrasses.
The new dock design will be a more durable design than the previous, better able to withstand the more frequent and more intense storms we are seeing. During the construction phase, the dock will be closed, and we encourage the community to take advantage of the other free public access points for the bay at Deering Point and the Deering North Addition. We look forward to the opening of a new dock, ready to serve the community, in April 2021 and want to extend our thanks to all our partners for their help and support through this project.
For additional details, please contact Bethany Gray, Historic Preservation & Curatorial Manager, at [email protected].
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. (Event Tickets Online Only)
Staff guided Museum Tours are currently prohibited however the Museums are open for self guided access from 10am – 5pm.
Nature Preserve Tours
• 12:30pm •
All guests, including Deering Estate Foundation Members, must sign-up at the Main Gate before the Nature Preserve Tour begins. Space is limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first- serve basis.
During this time, 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.
Photoshoots & Photography Sessions
Photoshoots / 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. More info 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:
Holiday Gift Package; Includes (1) Visitor Guide and (2) General Admission Gift Passes
(Passes valid for one visit; expires 1 year from issue):
Gift Admission Pass (Pass valid for one visit; expires 1 year from issue):
Birding Field Guide:
Mangos (seasonal, May-June):
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.
Directions & Parking
Conveniently located in Miami-Dade County, the Deering Estate is just east of Old Cutler Road and SW 168 Street, accessible via the Florida Turnpike, US-1, and Old Cutler Road.
MetroRail to Dadeland South and take MetroBus 1 to SW 168Street or MetroBus 152 to SW 152 Street, then transfer to one of the IBus stops provided by Palmetto Bay that will drop you off at the Visitor Center parking lot.
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.
15 miles From Downtown Miami – Take I-95 South to South Dixie Highway; continue south to SW 168th Street. Turn left and travel east. Cross Old Cutler Road and the Visitor’s Center is about ½ block on the right.
From the Turnpike – Exit SW 152nd Street East (Coral Reef Drive). Continue east to Old Cutler Road (about 3 miles). Turn right on Old Cutler Road and travel south to SW 168th Street (about 1 mile). Turn left and parking and the Main Gate are available on SW 168 Street and 72 Avenue.
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.
Refrain from making loud noises, feeding, harassing, or throwing objects at animals.
Do not pick plants, flowers or climb trees.
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.
Mangrove boardwalk is closed until further notice.
The following items are prohibited: drones, balloons, pets, kites, bikes, balls, frisbees, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, skates, BBQ’s/barbecues, grills, remote control boats / cars.
We appreciate your cooperation.
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!
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.