In the 1910s, Vizcaya was built as James Deering‘s subtropical winter house, and it is now a National Historic Landmark and certified museum. We invite you to read about Vizcaya’s rich history, as well as the people who were responsible for the estate’s creation, evolution, and ongoing maintenance.
Vizcaya is a European-inspired estate with a Main House and formal gardens on Biscayne Bay. Built in the early 1910s by Chicago businessman James Deering as his winter home. Each year, 150.000 people visit Vizcaya, a National Historic Landmark and museum owned by Miami-Dade County. Visit this tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful hideaway in the midst of Miami.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – Hours, Tours & Rates:
Vizcaya is beautiful and serene. But it’s also a site of intellectual stimulation, forcing us to think about the differences between native and foreign, old and new, natural and artificial.
Address: 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129
Phone: (305) 250 9133 | Venue website: www.vizcaya.org
From 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Vizcaya welcomes guests every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
|Type of Ticket||Rate|
|Children 5 and under||Free|
|Seniors 62 and older with ID||$12|
|Students with ID||$10|
|Visitors using wheelchairs||$10|
Touring the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya offers guided tours of the Main House and/or gardens for $5 per person. Tours last 45 minutes and take place on the first floor of the Main House or in selected grounds areas. If you wish to visit the Main House and the gardens more extensively on your own, plan to spend at least two hours.
Tour itineraries are provided daily in the Main House’s Courtyard and Entrance Loggia. In addition, we offer general tours of the Main House in Spanish on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. All tours are contingent on the availability of Volunteer Guides.
In English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole, Vizcaya offers a 90-minute audio tour. For both the Main House and the gardens, the audio tour allows you to personalize your tour itinerary and areas of interest. It includes interviews with experts as well as material that isn’t widely known. Audio tours and the companion maps are available at the Ticket Booth for only $5.
Feel free to take your time exploring Vizcaya and tour the Main House and grounds in any order you like. Free maps of the estate in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Creole are available inside the Main House.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Video
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens – Map & Directions