Step Back in Time With a Visit to Miami’s Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
May 3, 2016 | bridge
Millionaire James Deering built Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Coconut Grove to serve as his tropical winter getaway. Deering’s interest in landscaping is apparent in the mansion’s grounds, which include mazes, flowers, sculptures, and fountains.
Today the estate is open to the public for group and private tours. The recently launched audio tour is a 90-minute experience that allows visitors to explore the main house, gardens, and grounds at their own pace. The tour is offered in 5 languages (English, Spanish, French, Portugese, and Haitian Creole) for $5. Visitors can grab a bite to eat the the Vizcaya Café and Shop with a view of the main swimming pool.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. Admission costs $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, and $6 for children 6-12. Admission is free for kids under six.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129