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Tips for Visiting

Preview these maps to become familiar with Vizcaya before your visit:

Walking Around

Visitors should be aware and cautious of the many steps and uneven floors and terrain throughout Vizcaya's Main House, gardens and grounds.

Photography and Video

Photography and video for personal enjoyment is encouraged at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. However, in order to preserve the experience and ambiance of the Museum and to protect the collection, visitors are required to comply with the following rules regarding photography and video.

Non-flash photography and video recording are permitted throughout the Museum and gardens for personal use by means of phones, hand-held cameras and tablet devices. Please be considerate of others when taking photos. The use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not permitted for personal photography in the Main House. For the safety and convenience of all guests, group photos must be taken outside of the Main House.

Use of this photography and video on personal social media sites is welcome, and we invite you to tag us on Facebook: VizcayaMiami, Twitter: @VizcayaMuseum, Instagram: @Vizcaya_Miami

The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises. If at any time any volunteer or staff member witnesses behavior that puts the other visitors, the estate or the collection at risk, visitors may be asked to leave the premises and forfeit their museum experience. Visitors may not reproduce photographs of the gardens or collection for commercial purposes.

Drones are strictly not allowed for personal use within Vizcaya Museum and Gardens premises.

Drawing and Painting

Vizcaya has traditionally served as a home and an inspiration to artists of all mediums. The estate welcomes artists looking to sketch, draw, and paint on-site. Because Vizcaya is not a park but rather is a National Historic Landmark and different from other museums, regulations are in place for such activities and they can be found here.

Food and Drink

We regret that you may not bring your own food or drinks to Vizcaya, unless you belong to a school or college group.

Visitors with paid museum admission may enter the beautifully renovated Vizcaya Café and Shop located next to the swimming pool, where you can enjoy a wide selection of gourmet menu options. The café also offers a children’s menu.

Food or drinks may not be opened or consumed in the Main House.

Backpacks and Diaper Bags

We do not have a bag check. Our security officers reserve the right to review bags upon entry and prohibit large bags that may damage the collections. Large bags attached to strollers are not allowed. Baby carriers must be worn on your chest.

Strollers

Only single strollers may enter the house; strollers are not permitted in the Breakfast Room on the second floor due to its fragile paintings. Please be careful to avoid contact with doorways, walls or furnishings in the Main House. Larger strollers are allowed only in the gardens.

Vizcaya does not have a public elevator. You may either carry the stroller up the stairs to visit Vizcaya's upper floors or leave it outside the front entrance to the house.

Restrooms

Restrooms (men's and women's) with changing tables are located on the south side of the Main House. Diaper changing is not permitted inside the Main House.

Preservation

Vizcaya is a fragile place. Please do not touch museum objects. Do not lean or climb on doors, gates and walls. And please do not stand or sit on statuary, fountains or railings. Thank you.

Animals

Only registered service dogs are allowed at Vizcaya.

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