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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

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