Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark built
by American industrialist James Deering, who wintered on the property
from 1916, until his death in 1925. Today, the European-inspired estate
includes a house filled with art and furnishings, ten acres of gardens
on Biscayne Bay, and a restored public village.
Museum and Gardens
Take a shuttle to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
The house is open for tours every
day, except Christmas, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Main House closes
at 5 pm. and the gardens close at 5:30 pm. Vizcaya volunteer guides
provide interesting and informative tours of the museum in English.
The tours currently focus on the ground floor of the Main House. Visitors
are invited to explore the second floor spaces and gardens on their
Vizcaya Cafe and Shop offers light fare for visitors. It is located
on the north side of the main House, overlooking the historic swimming
pool. The shop sells mementos, gift items, postcards, and jewelry.
For those who wish to have a modest marriage ceremony, the gardens
are available for daytime rental.
Vizcaya is also available for rent during the evening hours. Guests
have the exclusive use of the inner courtyard, outside terraces, and
gardens. Private events cannot be held during the day as Vizcaya operates
as a public museum throughout the year.
Film and Photography
Visitors are welcome to take photographs or videos in the gardens
only. Photographs and videos are not permitted in the Main House or
the Café and Shop.
Photography permits are available for individuals who wish to use
Vizcaya as the setting for personal photo portraits by professional
photographers. The permits are sold at the ticket booth from 9:30am
- 4:30pm daily. No reservations are necessary.
Commercial Still Photography and Filming Permits are available by
advance reservation. Major film and television shoots are approved
on a case-by-case basis after submitting a detailed request in writing.
Visitor & Rental Information
From I-95S to Vizcaya:
• Exit 1A.
• Turn Right onto South Miami Avenue.
• Turn Left at 3rd light into Vizcaya.
• Vizcaya is located at 3251
South Miami Avenue.