WELCOME VISITORS!

visitation information

Welcome back to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, where you’ll enjoy 10 acres of spectacular Italianate gardens with waterfront views and unique historic interiors filled with artifacts from around the world. Following Miami-Dade County’s New Normal guidelines, Vizcaya is open including the entire first floor of the Main House. The second floor is currently closed. Discounted pricing is reflected below.

We are offering discounted prices and free access to our audio tour ($5 value), which can be streamed from your own mobile device.

A visit to Vizcaya is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with Miami’s nature and culture and to feel like you’ve traveled to another place and time—just minutes from downtown.

Vizcaya’s Café & Shop is currently closed and visitors are encouraged to bring water in a reusable container. We also suggest you bring an umbrella in case of inclement weather.

HOURS AND TICKETS

Vizcaya is open to the public Thursday through Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m.; last admission is at 4:30 p.m. Visitors may enjoy select areas of the first floor of the Main House until 5:00 p.m. and the gardens until 5:30 p.m.

Vizcaya is closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

To minimize touch points and monitor onsite capacity, all visitors must reserve tickets online in advance of their visit. Tickets can be purchased by clicking below.

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DISCOUNTED PRICING | The table above reflects a limited time discount offer while the second floor of the Main House remains closed. All online admission purchases now include a FREE audio tour, which can be streamed from your own mobile device.

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ENJOY SPECIAL EVENING HOURS 

Back by popular demand, Vizcaya offers extended hours on the first Friday of each month.

On Friday, October 2, join us for a special themed evening focused on photography, featuring mini classes by local professionals. Visitors can also enjoy food trucks, music on the East Terrace and more as the sun sets.

Tickets are for October 2nd only.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

Our community’s health and safety remain the top priority. As such, Vizcaya will limit visitation to ensure that everyone can comfortably socially distance in the expansive gardens and grounds. In addition, visitors will be required to adhere to the following regulations while on property:

  • Visitors and staff must wear facial coverings at all times, outside in our gardens and inside the Main House, bathrooms and other enclosed spaces, per Miami-Dade County Mayor’s announcement on July 1st. (with exceptions for children under 2 and those with chronic breathing conditions as described in Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 23-20).
  • Masks must be tied at the back of the head or looped around the ears.
  • Those without a mask will not be permitted entry, except children under age 2 or those who have trouble breathing due to a chronic health condition. Masks must be tied at the back of the head or looped around the ears.
  • Social distancing of 6’ must be maintained, except for those who self-identify as a family and may visit the property in a group of under 10 people.
  • Visitors who do not comply with these County regulations will be asked to leave the property.
  • Frequent touch surfaces will be regularly wiped down throughout the day.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned at least every 2 hours and an attendant will be present who monitors that only individuals or individual family groups use them at a time.
  • Narrow paths in the house and gardens will be restricted to one-way foot traffic.

BEFORE YOU VISIT

Driving Directions

Vizcaya is conveniently located in the north Coconut Grove area of the City of Miami, overlooking Biscayne Bay. You can find directions and guidance on transportation options here.

What to Bring

Visitors must purchase their tickets online for a touch-free admissions process. Simply show proof of purchase through a printout or mobile device upon arrival.

It is also recommended for guests to bring water in a reusable container as well as an umbrella in case of inclement weather.

And, of course, don’t forget your mask!

Currently Not Permited
Vizcaya’s Marine Garden.

To support the safety of our community, the following services and activities remain suspended until further notice:

  • Facility rentals or private events
  • In-person programs or gatherings
  • Food or snacks (water is permitted)
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THINGS TO DO

Audio Tour on Mobile

FOR A LIMITED TIME, AUDIO TOURS ARE FREE WITH YOUR ADMISSION PURCHASE.

To help you get the most our of your visit to Vizcaya while maintaining health and safety protocols, a number of digital activities are available.

Get insights on the design and history of the gardens by taking an audio tour during your visit. You can now stream the audio tour on your own personal phone or mobile device.

Streaming access lasts for 7 days after your initial purchase. Instructions on how to claim for your FREE audio tour will be provided in your online admission confirmation email. 

Spotify Playlists

Listen to a Welte Pipe Organ or “Mr. Jimmy’s Records” as you stroll through the gardens. It’s the perfect compliment for a peaceful stroll through the gardens.

Play for FREE
Weekly Activities
Vizcaya's Main House as seen from the Tea House on Biscayne Bay

Each week, there are new ways to enjoy Vizcaya. Check the calendar by clicking below to see what is coming this week.

From food trucks and artists to special access activities, there is always something new to discover.

EXPLORE THE CALENDAR

Check back as we add more fun and safe activities that you can engage in during your visit to Vizcaya’s gardens.

Accessibility AND inclusion

Everyone’s welcome at Vizcaya

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is an enduring, inclusive, and innovative place that inspires people to embrace the cultural vitality and environmental sustainability of the world around us. We welcome all guests to engage with us as we connect with the past, understand the present, and shape the future. We want to hear your voice, understand your point of view, and welcome you to our community.

Parking and arrival

If you have accessibility needs please contact a security officer upon arrival and they can assist you with accessible parking locations and other information.

Uneven floors and terrain

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

Parking

There are accessible parking spaces in the main parking lot and in the service area on the south side of the Main House. Drivers who need to drop off visitors with limited mobility near the wheelchair lift, please alert the security officer in the main parking lot and proceed to the service area. However, you will need to purchase your tickets at the Admissions Booth.

Service Animals

In accordance with titles II and III of the ADA, Vizcaya welcomes service dogs only. Service dogs must be housebroken as well as harnessed, leashed, or tethered to their accompanying individual.

With the exception of service animals that meet the federal government’s guidelines for animals trained to perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), visitors are not permitted to bring animals on to Vizcaya property. Visitors may not bring any other animals onto Vizcaya property, including but not limited to pets or emotional support animals.

Wheelchair Access
Map of the Vizcaya estate

The first floor of the Main House is accessible with a lift which can be located near the public restrooms on the South side of the house. Please ask at Admissions or the front door of the Main House for staff to assist with the lift.

Many of the gardens are also accessible and a Visitor Services staff member can gladly direct you to accessible routes using a map once you arrive at the Admissions Booth.

Borrowing Wheelchairs

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 2, 2020: For your safety and in reference to Miami-Dade County New Normal guidelines, the borrowing of wheelchairs is suspended. Please bring your own wheelchair until further notice. 

Wheelchairs are available for loan on a first-come, first-served basis. When you arrive, please inform the Admissions attendant of your wish to borrow a wheelchair. They will notify a security officer to have one ready by the Service Area next to the Main House.

Visitors Who Are Blind or Have Visual Impairments

Main House guidebooks in Braille and large print are available for loan at the Admissions Booth.

Visitors Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Sign Language interpreters are available to accompany a guided tour of the Main House. We require at least five working days’ advance notice.

To make arrangements for a Sign Language interpreter, email vizcayainformation@vizcaya.org or call 305-860-8412.

Restrooms

Vizcaya has fully accessible restrooms located on the south side of the Main House and Oval Plaza near the Garden Mound.

Visitor restrooms (men’s and women’s) include changing tables (diaper changing is not permitted inside the Main House). Gender-neutral restrooms are located behind the men’s and women’s restrooms on the south side of the Main House.

Main House and Virtual Access Tour
Close-up of east side of Main House showing the weather vane.

UPDATE NOTE AS OF JUNE 2020: Select spaces are open on the first floor of the Main House. The second floor remains closed. The Virtual Access Tour is not currently available on site, but is available online

The first floor of the Main House is mostly accessible to visitors using wheelchairs, with the exception of the East Loggia and the Entrance Loggia. Please enter through the ramp and lift on the south side of the house (to the right of the main entrance, through the arched gateway), with assistance from a security officer.

An interactive Virtual Access Tour located next to the Flower Room on the first floor of the Main House allows virtual access to the second floor, tower rooms and non-accessible areas of the gardens. Information for the Virtual Access Tour is offered in English and Spanish.

Gardens
Vizcaya's Formal Gardens in photo taken from the South Terrace.

The central portions of the formal gardens are accessible, but visitors should be aware that the paths are primarily dirt and gravel, rather than paved. In addition, the Garden Mound, Maze Garden, Theater Garden, Tea House, Boat Landing, Secret Garden and the west statuary walk have limited or no access.

Museum and Gardens Policies

The following policies apply to Vizcaya’s indoor and outdoor areas:

Photography and Video

PHOTO SHOOTS AND PERMITS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE PHOTOGRAPHY PAGE.

The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises. If at any time behavior that puts the other visitors, the estate or the collection at risk is observed, 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 without prior authorization. For more information about commercial still photography visit Photography and Filming.

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

Clothing

All visitors must remain fully clothed at all times. Bathing suits, mesh or sheer clothing are not permitted. For your safety, footwear is required while walking around the house and gardens.

Strollers

Only single strollers may enter the house, larger strollers are only allowed in the gardens. Inside the house please be careful to avoid contact with doorways, walls or furnishings. Visitors may leave strollers in the Entrance Loggia or outside the front entrance to the house.

No strollers are permitted on the second floor of the house, which is currently closed for social distancing purposes.

Luggage, Backpacks and Diaper Bags

Vizcaya does not offer bag check. Luggage and large bags are not allowed in the Main House. Our security officers reserve the right to review bags upon entry and prohibit large bags that may damage the collections or compromise security. Baby carriers must be worn on your chest.

Please note that all personal items are the sole responsibility of the owner. Staff are not responsible for unattended bags or belongings.

Food and Drink

Visitors may not bring any food or drinks to Vizcaya, except if they are visiting as part of a school or college group.

The Vizcaya Café and Shop is located on the north side of the Main House, next to the Swimming Pool Grotto and across from the Orchidarium. It is temporarily operating in an air-conditioned tent while renovations are completed in the formal space.

Visitors can enjoy light bites and beverages as well as shop for gifts inspired by Vizcaya’s architecture, gardens and collections. Only guests who have purchased museum admissions have access to the Café and Shop. The Café remains open during the museum’s regular operating hours as well as for select museum programs and events.

Vizcaya members enjoy free admission to the property, including the Café and Shop. Members also enjoy a 10% discount at the Café and Shop.

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

Animals

Visitors are not permitted to bring animals on to Vizcaya property. The only exception is for approved service animals that meet the federal government’s guidelines for animals trained to perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Visitors may not bring any other animals onto Vizcaya property, including but not limited to pets or emotional support animals.

Please visit the federal ADA website for additional information.

Drawing and Painting

Vizcaya has traditionally served as an inspiration to artists of all mediums, and we welcome artists to sketch, draw, and paint on-site. Because Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark, policies are in place for such activities that support the preservation and safety of our collections.

Art Policy

Visitors interested in sketching indoors may only use graphite pencils. No other materials are permitted inside the Main House. Visitors may sketch and paint outdoors; no sprayed materials, permanent markers or electrical tools are permitted. Vizcaya reserves the right to prohibit any materials security officers or other staff deem unsafe for the public, estate or collection. Art materials may not be left unattended. Vizcaya is a pack-in and pack-out location. Bathrooms may not be used for cleaning or disposing of art materials.

Preservation

At Vizcaya we are constantly active in the preservation and conservation of this unique and fragile estate and its extremely varied collections. Please help us in our efforts by not touching museum objects or leaning and climbing on doors, gates and walls. We thank you for not standing or sitting on statuary, fountains or railings.

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Got Questions?

 

You can email us at vizcayainformation@vizcaya.org or call 305-250-9133.

You can also check out the Online contact form and submit your question directly to the corresponding department.

We look forward to your visit!