Visiting the Vizcaya Museum and GardensMarch 29, 2013
As one of the most magnificent museums in the United States, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is open to the public as both a museum and a National Historic Landmark. It was built in 1916 by James Deering and features a Main House with ten acres of gardens and a rockland hammock. The museum features many important collections and historic artifacts. It’s the perfect place for both adults and children to enjoy art, learn about all the historic pieces and experience the feeling as if you’re in Rome.
Upcoming Events at the Vizcaya Museum
• Coming up at the end of both March and April, the museum will hold Moonlight Garden Tours starting at 6:30. This allows guests to enjoy a unique tour through the gardens.
• On Wednesday, April 10th, the museum will host “Inside Vizcaya” in the courtyard at 5pm.
• Rumors of the Past will be held in the courtyard on May 8th. This is a chat with Vizcaya’s Archivist.
Collections found at the Museum
Many different types of art are found within the museum. The Main House and the outbuildings are actually historic landmarks, but this is just where it all starts. The gardens feature many architectural elements and statues throughout and many of the pieces on display are included in the design of the Main House. Find many types of art from Europe, Asia and North America spanning the past 2,000 years.
Families can enjoy tours designed specifically to include both children and adults. The museum also offers many tour options for groups and schools. The audio tour is a great way to explore the Main House and provides information about some of the items within the museum.
The museum is open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm, except for Tuesdays. Adult admission is $15, while children 6-12 years of age are $6 and children 5 and under are free. Students get in for $10 with a student ID and the “Discover Vizcaya” audio tour is $5. Guide books are also available in both English and Spanish for $3 and the Vizcaya Cafe is open to all visitors admitted to the museum.