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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens - Miami, Florida
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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129Map
+1 305 250 9133
Neighborhood: Downtown Miami
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Built by agricultural industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya comprises a main house, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock and an historic village that is currently being restored. At the time the National Historic Landmark was constructed, the city’s population was only about 10,000; of that, 1,000 workers were employed in the building of the house and installation of the landscape. Over the years, notables such as Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II and President Reagan have stayed here. We recommend picking up the Family Highlights Guide and Map and, if you have time, sign up for a guided tour (they offer them in both English and in Spanish). We especially love the Moonlight Garden Tours, but they’re only offered sporadically, so you’ll need to check the website for dates and times. Open daily except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day from 9:30AM to 4:30PM; admission is $15; children ages 6-12 pay $6; children 5 and younger get in free; seniors 62 and older pay $10, as do visitors in wheelchairs.

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By lordsaleapin | Posted 01/26/11
  A beautiful reminder of what a lot of money AND GOOD TASTE can do! Original carpets,furnishings,architectural trims-preserved as if the owner just "stepped out"....   Read More
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By hollyblount | Posted 10/02/10
  Note that starting on Jan. 1, 2011, Vizcaya is open daily EXCEPT Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.  
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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM, Wednesday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Activities, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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