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.
- Open Hours: Monday from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM, Wednesday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
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