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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. 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Vizcaya is open to the public Wednesday through Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m.; last admission is at 4:30 p.m. The Main House is open until 5:00 p.m. and the gardens until 5:30 p.m. Vizcaya is closed on Tuesdays.

 

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VISITATION INFORMATION

Health and Safety
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In line with CDC and Miami-Dade County regulations, masks are recommended but not required in all indoor spaces as well as in outdoor areas that don’t allow for proper social distancing.

Masks are not sold at the estate, so please make sure to bring one with you. We appreciate your cooperation with these guidelines.

Photography | Do you need a permit?

PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDELINES

Visitors are welcome to take photos as part of their visit. However, please note that certain photography requires a paid permit.

Are you here to take portraits, or to pose as a subject in photographs to commemorate a special event or holiday? Vizcaya requires a permit if your photography includes the following:

  • A designated photographer and/or staff (professional or amateur)
  • Specific photography equipment and accessories
  • Changing clothing onsite for photography purposes
  • Props or makeup sessions

To learn more about photography permits and related regulations or costs, please visit the Photography and Filming page.

Restoration at Work

Please be advised that not all of Vizcaya’s gardens or areas are accessible or available at all times due to restoration, programs, event rentals or unforeseen circumstances. Restoration work is currently being done to the Casino roof, which may result in limited access to that structure.

For more information on specific areas, contact vizcayainformation@vizcaya.org

ADMISSION PRICES

PRICE

Adult (13 and over)

$25

Child (6-12)

$10

Children (5 and under)

Free

DISCOUNTED TICKETS

ALL TICKETS RELATED TO DISCOUNT PROGRAMS MUST BE PURCHASED ONSITE AT THE ADMISSIONS BOOTH

Persons with a disability protected under the ADA and one accompanying caregiver

Free

United States military veterans and active duty US military personnel with ID*

Free

Museums for all: SNAP EBT cardholders including up to 3 guests

Free

MEMBER tickets are FREE.

Blue Star Museum Program | Vizcaya proudly offers active U.S. military and up to five (5) family members FREE museum admission. Offer valid May 21, 2022, through September 5, 2022.

Discounts can only be redeemed in person with a valid military ID.

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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.

We also suggest you bring an umbrella in case of inclement weather.

THINGS TO DO

Guided Tours
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No Vizcaya visit is complete without a guided tour.

To learn about the different tour options and times, please click the button below.

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Audio Tour on Mobile
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FOR A LIMITED TIME, AUDIO TOURS ARE FREE WITH YOUR ADMISSION PURCHASE.

To reduce touch points during your visit, the audio tour is available is a Vizcaya Museum and Gardens app, which can be downloaded from the Apple Play Store or used on your web browser.

Get insights on the design and history of the gardens by taking an audio tour during your visit.

Instructions to access the app are included with your confirmation email for your admission purchase.

Get to Know James Deering

If you have questions about the man who built Vizcaya, the “Yours Truly” online platform gives you a unique way to get to know him.

By visiting the website, you can walk through Main House and explore letters, telegrams and correspondence from James Deering that pertain to different rooms and spaces. Learn more about this secretive millionaire through his own words and discover the obstacles and challenges Mr. Deering faced in creating Vizcaya.

EXPLORE ONLINE
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.

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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.

Vizcaya is pleased to welcome visitors identifying as disabled with complimentary admission as well as complimentary admission for an accompanying caregiver.

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.

Visitors with Limited Mobility & Wheelchair Access
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Visitors who are unable to climb approximately 20 stair steps or walk approximately 750 feet may not be able to access portions of the Main House and gardens.

Please email us at vizcayainformation@vizcaya.org for more information, or speak to an Associate at Admissions upon arrival.

Many areas of the gardens are accessible and a Visitor Experience staff member can gladly direct you to accessible routes once you arrive at the Admissions Booth.

Borrowing Wheelchairs

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. Please know that we are currently experiencing mechanical failures with our wheelchair lift that provides access to the first floor of the Main House. For more information on the status of the lift and about accessible areas at Vizcaya, please email vizcayainformation@vizcaya.org.

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 

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
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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
Eagle statue on the Garden Mound.

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

For parties looking to conduct photo shoots, please check out the Photography and Filming for details about the museum’s photo permit program and related policies.

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. 

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

THE MAIN HOUSE

  • Due to the dimension of historic arches and doorways, only single strollers and strollers less than 25 inches wide may enter the Main House
  • Larger strollers are only allowed in the gardens. These may be left in the Entrance Loggia or outside the front entrance to the house.
  • Please be careful to avoid contact with doorways, walls or furnishings.
  • Note that the first floor of the Main House features a number of steps in different areas
  • No strollers are permitted on the second floor of the house, which is currently closed for social distancing purposes.

THE GARDENS

  • Strollers are welcome throughout the gardens
  • Please note the estate features a variety of different terrains, including coral floors, grass, gravel and sand, among others.
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.

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!