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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

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history and the environment.

(Approved by the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, May 11, 2005 and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, October 18, 2005)

Vision Statement

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is recognized internationally for its cultural and historic significance, exemplary preservation, and dynamic visitor experience – inspiring broad participation in advancing the organization’s mission.

(Approved by the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, January 11, 2006)

Core Values

All members of the Vizcaya family are committed to delivering excellence every day by:

  • Creating an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment for visitors, volunteers, and employees of diverse backgrounds and needs.
  • Participating with our visitors and stakeholders in developing better understanding of the world and ourselves through Vizcaya’s rich artistic, historical, and natural resources.
  • Collaborating within Vizcaya and across our community to establish programs that are exemplary, well integrated, relevant, and rewarding.
  • Embracing reflective practice and ongoing evaluation to support innovation and integrity in all of our work.
  • Placing preservation and learning at the center of all endeavors.

(Adopted by the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, January 12, 2005)

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