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.
*Active duty military, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members receive complimentary General Admission (10am-4pm) May 15th through September 6, 2021 as part of Blue Stars Museum Program. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card at the Main Gate on the day of your visit.
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.
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 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 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 Ticket Booth. In lieu of Freebee, you may utilize Uber or Lyft (fees apply; approximately 2.5 miles / 4 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 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 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.
Visitor Center & Stone House Courtyard Repairs & Improvements
The access points for the historic homes will be temporarily changed but they will remain wheelchair accessible. For questions about ADA accessibility please call in advance of your visit (305) 235-1668, Option 9, ext. 233 or 246.
For ADA assistance on-site, please call our Security Staff at (786) 774-2163
Peoples Dock has Reopened
The Peoples Dock has reopened! More information can be found 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:
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
Stadium Cup (blue or white): $3
Visitor Guide: $4
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/
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)
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.
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.