THE STORIES OF VIZCAYA

Vizcaya has long been synonymous with orchids. These beautiful blooms first arrived on the estate in the 1920s at the behest of James Deering himself. In 2001, a formal orchidarium was established at the estate through the generous endowment from the David A. Klein Foundation. Now Vizcaya’s gardens are preparing to enter a new age...

When you walk through Vizcaya’s Main House, you will notice that many of the rooms feature stanchions or barricades that limit where visitors can walk and reach. You may also see signs asking guests not to touch objects or sit on historic furniture. So why can’t you go in there? Like those of other museums,...

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Miami’s incorporation by learning about the city’s history. In honor of this milestone, Vizcaya is coming together with other museums and partners to go LIVE on social media and share bits of Miami’s rich history with you. You can join the discussion LIVE on Facebook and YouTube. Livestream recordings will...

One of a kind Vizcaya’s Swimming Pool Grotto is one of the most distinctive and engaging spaces at the estate. It’s also easy to miss. The grotto is tucked away between the Vizcaya Café and Shop and the Orchidarium on the North side of the Main House. An indoor-outdoor space, half of the pool is nestled underneath...

The Vizcaya Cafe and Shop has been fully remodeled and is now open for visitors to enjoy....

If you’ve heard about Spectral Vizcaya and wondered about this installation’s origins, take a step back with us. Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo’s first project at Vizcaya was Arrangements for a Concrete Box, part of the 2015 exhibition, “Fantastical Vizcaya,” which celebrated the theatrics of the estate as envisioned by Paul Chalfin, Vizcaya’s Artistic Director. In that commission,...

Like many Gilded Age homes, Vizcaya has its share of hidden passages and doors. None of these can be seen during a regular visit or private tour, so the museum has created this special video tour to share its secrets with you. In Vizcaya's "Secret Doors" video tour, Deputy Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs Remko...
All donations made on Give Miami Day will go to the COVID Recovery Fund which helps to protect 100 years of history and for Vizcaya to continue serving the community....
Come meditate at Vizcaya, all from the comfort of your mobile device. Check out these two pre-recorded virtual classes for free....
The July 1917 edition of Architectural Review was published the summer after James Deering moved into Vizcaya. In dedicating an entire edition to the Estate, the editors showed the importance of Vizcaya from its very beginnings....