Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami: Hours, Address, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Built in 1916 as a winter retreat, this lavish villa is a tribute to the Italian Renaissance. The museum contains much of the original furnishings and artwork, and is surrounded by lush, formal gardens.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Coconut Grove
How to get there
  • Vizcaya • 8 min walk
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lalocadr19
Hollywood, Florida6,413 contributions
Amazingly beautiful
Apr 2021 • Family
One of my favorite place to go in Miami, this place is beautiful and exquisite. The inside is truly unique with many original statues and furniture that were used by mr.deering and guest. The best part is the outside gardens, mazes, trees, and stairwell. Simply breathtaking specially the front view of the bay and the gardens are. Highly recommend for anyone to go and relax and enjoy south Florida. Gardens does have entrance fee.
Written 17 October 2021
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Taysherrell
Clewiston, FL11 contributions
Beautiful place to stop and explore while in Miami! The family loved it.
Sep 2021
If you don't mind walking and love good scenery, this is the place to visit! This place was originally on my list of places to visit for our family vacation down in Miami this year, we almost decided to skip it because of the heat but I'm glad we decided to go. There is a nice little gift shop for refreshments if you need to cool down after. We didn't spend a lot of time here ourselves but that was only because we had other places planned for the same day. We spent a little over an hour here and didn't get to explore everything so I would definitely plan to spend a few hours here to fully enjoy it.
Written 30 September 2021
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Once Upon a Journey
Amsterdam, The Netherlands424 contributions
Wonderful!
Sep 2021
What an amazing place to explore while in Miami! The gardens and the house are simply beautiful and can't be missed during a Miami trip.

Perfect for pictures, to wander around, to relax and enjoy nature, plus there's also a café for some foods and drinks!
Written 25 September 2021
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BJ H
Augusta, GA170 contributions
The Versailles of Miami
Sep 2021
If you like beautiful homes, landscaped gardens with fountains and seeing how the wealthy lived in the early 1900's then be sure to make this stop. A nice quiet place to visit with family in the middle of Miami.
Written 5 September 2021
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Lainie L
New York City, NY49 contributions
Beautiful though a bit dilapidated!
Jun 2021
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was the former villa and lavish estate of businessman James Deering, The grounds used to be more comprehensive, though what is left is still extensive. The grounds and landscaping are, for the most part, well maintained, though I noticed crumbling structures, peeling paint in some areas, and did read how the estate is looking for continuous donations to maintain the estate. When I visited, there were a few photographers shooting wedding photos. I imagined the grounds to be more of a botanical garden but it was plainer than I had thought. I still recommend a visit, especially if you're a fan of nature.
Written 1 September 2021
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Raul A A
Miami Beach, FL3 contributions
Great Museum and historic place
Sep 2020
Viscaya is a great place to visit with the family and enjoy a beautiful building, great art and an amazing setting
Written 22 August 2021
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Boromir1234
San Francisco, CA57 contributions
Bring headphones for the audio tour
Jul 2021
It was fun to visit a historical attraction in the Miami area, where most things are so new. This is a high-quality museum with plenty of materials for understanding its history. I think it is interesting for people who like history, botany, and architecture.

I recommend bringing headphones, because the audio tour is essential, it's through a website on your phone, and it's annoying to hold your phone up the whole time.
Written 22 August 2021
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Pam D
New York City, NY24 contributions
Beautiful grounds! A must see!
Feb 2021
When we visited this garden we did not expect to see such a beautiful place! The house is right by the water and you are transported to a different time in history when you are there. It's such a nice day to spend with family or even on your own. The staff was friendly and helpful. This is also a nice place for photoshoots and weddings. I would recommend the visit!
Written 3 August 2021
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Robert S
Colorado Springs, CO35 contributions
Beautiful, unique place
Jul 2021
This place is amazing! My family of four enjoyed our visit. We had never seen any place quite like it. A few areas (like the pool) weren't open, but the staff was very friendly. We didn't try the cafe, but spent two hours touring the house and gardens. Most of the parking is in the shade, too, which is fairly important during summertime.
Written 2 August 2021
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La_La_Lauren13
4 contributions
A well-spent, pleasant afternoon
Jun 2021 • Couples
My husband and I enjoyed our 2.5 hrs. exploring this Guilded Age estate and gardens. It’s a fascinating step-back in time to stroll through the indoor and outdoor spaces build with a meticulous attention to detail and a seemingly “money-is-no-object” budget. The self-guided audio tour is an essential, informative resource and currently free ($5 pre-COVID). Aside from the feat to construct and furnish the estate, it’s fascinating to learn of James Deering’s environmental conservation efforts during construction. The estate possess an old mangrove for protection and the hardwood hammock.

We went in the afternoon after our Little Havana walking tour. I highly recommend the two as same-day cultural activities for their proximity to one another and the enjoyable difference between the two.
Written 30 June 2021
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  • Thu - Mon 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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