The Deering Estate at Cutler

March 13th, 2008  |  by  |  Published in Attractions, Directory, Parks

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The Deering Estate at Cutler consists of 444 acres. There are two historic homes located on this estate. The first is “Richmond Cottage” which was built of dense Dade County Pine in the mid 1800’s. Originally, it was the first hotel between Coconut Grove & Key West. As the train tracks were built further west in the early 1900’s, this little, yet thriving town quickly became abandoned. It was bought by James Deering in 1915, as his winter home. The Richmond Cottage was where the Deerings entertained & conveniently, where the kitchen was located. The second is “The Stone House” which Deering had specially built to resemble the architecture of his endeared Barcelona, Spain. This was the main living quarters for the Deerings. It also housed a great art collection. In order to best keep the collection in tact, Mr. Deering elected to not have a kitchen built into this house.

Two Tours – free with admission:
1. Historic House Tour: Guided tour of Richmond Cottage, & the Stone House on Biscayne Bay.
2. Natural Areas Tour: 1 1/2 mile trek through lush forest & tropical hardwood trees on the footpath that would become the first Cutler Road/Ingram Highway.

Come and soak in the breathtaking beauty of the estate’s outdoors! There are several “EcoAdventures” offered at the Deering Estate: Eco-Bike Tour, Kayak Rentals, Chicken Key Canoe Tour, Moonlight Canoe Tour, and a Bay Cruise.

location Cutler - a few miles east of the Florida Turnpike and U.S. 1.
address 16701 SW 72 Ave.
Miami FL 33157
phone (305) 235-1668
hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last ticket is sold at 4:00 pm)
Open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving
website http://www.deeringestate.com

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