The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum and an environmental preserve listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided museum and natural areas tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy!
With over 450 acres of natural areas, the Deering Estate serves as a living laboratory of habitats and wildlife. There are eight native ecosystems which include globally endangered pine rock land habitat, tropical hardwood hammock, mangrove forests, salt marshes, Chicken Key, and submerged sea grasses. The Deering Estate is also designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) and part of the Atlantic Flyway. The 2,000 mile long Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail runs through the Deering Estate, linking our natural habitats to nearly 500 other sites acknowledged for their bird wildlife viewing and educational opportunities. Guests can explore the Estate grounds, historic homes and natural areas. Guided and self-guided tours are available.