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Deering Estate: Lush gardens, perfect setting for strolling, events

The historic Deering Estate at Cutler is one of Miami’s best known attractions and an absolute don’t miss when visiting. This historic 444-acre estate built by Charles Deering and occupied by his family until the 1980s when the attraction became part of the Miami-Dade Parks system.

Aside from featuring the glorious estate home which is open for tours, the grounds encompass a variety of rare and native plants, more than 40 species of trees, inhabiting birds, butterflies, foxes and other wildlife and several nature trails. And there’s always something going on here from art exhibitions by master sculptor Dale Chihuly to special events like the annual Chocolate Festival, Moonlight and Music series and Ghost Tours.

Conservation and Preservation are major components of the work done to keep the Deering Estate at its peak. It’s well worth a visit for a leisurely day on the bay strolling the grounds.

Deering Estate at Cutler is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, FL

Visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate


George Washington’s plantation on the banks of the beautiful Potomac River offers visitors a chance to understand America’s first hero and the fascinating world in which he lived. Since the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association bought the nearly empty Mansion in 1858, it has gathered Washington objects and used archaeology and research to piece together clues about the buildings and gardens of a bygone era. Over 1 million visitors come to walk in Washington’s footsteps each year, making Mount Vernon the most popular historic estate in America.