Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark that preserves the estate of International Harvester Company Vice President James Deering (1859–1925). Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most complete remaining examples of a European-inspired estate from the epoch in American history known as the Gilded Age.

Occupying 50 acres of land overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the estate consists of a Main House with 34 decorated rooms and over 2,500 art objects and furnishings that span 2,000 years; 10-acres of formal, European-inspired gardens that feature historic sculptures and fountains; a native hardwood hammock; and a historic farm village. The estate is particularly unusual for its close relationship between the built environment and its native subtropical setting, including its location merely several hundred feet away from the water.