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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya bridge

About Us

Vizcaya was created as James Deering’s subtropical winter home in the 1910s and today it is a National Historic Landmark and accredited museum. We invite you to learn about Vizcaya’s fascinating history and the individuals responsible for the unusual estate’s origins, evolution and ongoing management.

Mission Statement

Preserving Vizcaya’s cultural and environmental resources to engage people in connecting with the past, understanding the present and shaping the future.

(Approved by the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc., July 26, 2018)

Vision Statement

Vizcaya is an enduring, inclusive and innovative place that inspires people to embrace the cultural vitality and environmental sustainability of the world around us.

(Approved by the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc., July 26, 2018)


Core Values

INCLUSION: We welcome, respect and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and needs within and beyond our organization.

EXCELLENCE: We embrace reflection, learning and evaluation to develop innovative and impactful initiatives.

INTEGRITY: We are transparent, accountable, responsible and honest.

SUSTAINABILITY: We are environmentally conscious and promote sustainability and resiliency.

COMMITMENT: We are passionate about working together to preserve Vizcaya and inspire our community.

(Adopted by the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc. October 2018)


Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Centennial Report, Fall 2018

Vizcaya’s Fiscal Year October 2014–September 2015 Annual Report