His­toric Sites


DEER­ING ES­TATE— From its ar­chae­o­log­i­cal fea­tures to its his­toric houses and na­ture pre­serves, the 444-acre Deer­ing Es­tate at Cut­ler is one of Miami’s note­wor­thy his­toric sites and parks. This vast es­tate is home to en­tire spa­ces ded­i­cated to phi­lan­thropist Charles Deer­ing’s col­lec­tions of art and de­sign. The Deer­ing Es­tate is equally filled with op­por­tu­ni­ties for the en­tire fam­ily to be a part of his­tory, with arche­o­log­i­cal preser­va­tion tours, classes and pro­grams. Open daily 10 am-5 pm; ticket of­fice closes at 4 pm. Reg­u­lar ad­mis­sion: Adults, $12, chil­dren (4-14) $7. www.deeringes­tate.org. 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami, 305.235.1668. FLA­GLER MU­SEUM— Ac­cred­ited by the Amer­i­can Al­liance of Mu­se­ums and des­ig­nated a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark, the Fla­gler Mu­seum in­vites vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence the splen­dor of the Gilded Age while learn­ing more about Henry Fla­gler, his lux­u­ri­ous ho­tels, rev­o­lu­tion­ary rail­roads and this fas­ci­nat­ing pe­riod in Amer­i­can his­tory. The Fla­gler Mu­seum is open year-round, Tues­day through Satur­day, 10 am-5 pm and Sun­day, noon to 5pm. Ad­mis­sion: Adults (18+) $18; Youth (13-17) $10; Chil­dren (6-12) $3; Chil­dren (un­der 6) free. www.fla­gler­mu­seum.us. 1 White­hall Way, Palm Beach, 561.655.2833. STRANAHAN HOUSE— This pre­served, turn-of-the-century house is fur­nished with an­tiques of the era. It’s the old­est struc­ture in Broward County. Of­fers tours seven days a week. www.strana­han­house.org. 335 SE 6th Ave., Fort Laud­erdale, 954.524.4736. VIZCAYA MU­SEUM AND GARDENS— Built by Amer­i­can in­dus­tri­al­ist James Deer­ing, who win­tered on the prop­erty from 1916-1925, the Euro­pean-in­spired es­tate in­cludes a Main House filled with art and fur­nish­ings span­ning 2,000 years, plus 10 acres of for­mal gardens and stat­u­ary on Bis­cayne Bay. Vizcaya is a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark and is ac­cred­ited by the Amer­i­can Al­liance of Mu­se­ums. Open daily, ex­cept Tues., Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas Day, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Ad­mis­sion $18 adults, $6 chil­dren 6-12, chil­dren un­der 5, free. www.vizcaya.org. 3251 S. Miami Ave., Co­conut Grove, 305.250.9133.

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