Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves agricultural and environmental resources to engage the local community and its visitors in connecting with the past, understanding the present, and shaping the future. Built between 1914 and 1922, as the winter home of the farming manifacturer James Deering, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in the United States history, when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe. Vizcaya features a Main House filled with a decorative art collection, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore, and a historic village that is being restored to tell Vizcaya’s full story and provide additional spaces for programs and community outreach, including those on agriculture. Vizcaya has been a community hub since it opened to the public in 1953; it currently welcomes about 320,000 visitors annually.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens