Choose from Three Options
- $12 for admission for two to Deering Holiday Wonderland ($24 value)
- $22 for admission for four to Deering Holiday Wonderland ($48 value)
- $30 for admission for six to Deering Holiday Wonderland ($72 value)
Throughout December, Deering Holiday Wonderland welcomes visitors to tour the estate’s historic houses while they’re decked out with holiday accents. Guests can also see a display of gnome homes—tiny dwellings for the mythical forest creatures—created by youth artists in the community.
Although he earned his fortunes as a businessman, Charles Deering's true passion was for art and culture. He filled his home with sculptures, drawings, paintings, and other works—some of which he created himself. After he passed away in 1927, The Deering Estate has kept his spirit alive; his former home and its surrounding natural landscapes now operate as a cultural meeting place for the community—one that hosts art festivals, lectures and films, and indoor and outdoor concerts throughout the year.
- Size: a 450+ acre environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. The Deering Estate celebrates 30 years of being on the National Register of Historic Places
- The Buildings: the Richmond Cottage (originally built in 1896) and the Stone House (built in 1922)
- Eye Catcher: a 20th-century, Spanish Gothic Revival chandelier that has hung in the Stone House's library since its construction
- Permanent Mainstay: the photographs, pencil sketches, and portraits (some by Mr. Deering himself) that hang inside the Stone House
- Don't Miss: a tour of the fossil grounds, where specimens have been found that date as far back as 50,000 years
- Hidden Gem: Charles Deering's prohibition wine cellar, hidden behind a three-ton bank vault door that remained sealed for 40 years
- Outdoor Activities: bird walks, guided nature hikes, and canoe trips to Chicken Key, a 7-acre mangrove island