The STORIES of Vizcaya

With the “Vizcaya Coloring Book,” you can reimagine the estate in your own aesthetic. We have transformed archival and present-day photos into coloring pages that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
Want to join the staff meeting from the Swimming Pool Grotto? Or go to history class in Vizcaya’s Living Room? These are just some of the options. Whether it’s your morning class or a staff meeting, you can make Vizcaya the backdrop of your next virtual meeting. The museum has made ZOOM backgrounds available for
The kitchen at Vizcaya, found on the second floor near the Breakfast Room, is one location on the Estate where guests can encounter the commonplace in this exceptional home. We don’t know if James Deering ever whipped up a midnight snack for himself, however, we do know that he employed a French chef to travel
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
Commissioning creative talents to work with Vizcaya is as old as the estate itself. We continue that practice today with Spectral Vizcaya on February 26, 2021.
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.
Among the vast landholdings that James Deering acquired when building Vizcaya was some property on Key Biscayne, which included the Cape Florida Lighthouse.

After Hurricane Irma In 2017, Vizcaya was impacted by Hurricane Irma, which produced an unprecedented amount of storm surge flooding at Vizcaya. The storm filled the formal Italian gardens with saltwater and debris while also flooding the Café and Shop, the Swimming Pool Grotto and the Café Terrace. This resulted in millions of dollars of