Tour: Vizcaya (Ticketed Event)
Vizcaya was created as James Deering’s subtropical winter home in the 1910s and today it is a National Historic Landmark and accredited museum. We invite you to learn about Vizcaya’s fascinating history and the individuals responsible for the unusual estate’s origins, evolution and ongoing management.
Vizcaya features an architecturally significant Main House with 34 decorated rooms, ten acres of formal gardens and diverse collections including European antiquities, American art commissioned in the 1900s and century-old plants. The estate is unusual for retaining so much of its original character, configuration and collections. Caring for Vizcaya’s spectacular historic elements and sharing them with others are our ongoing challenge and priority.
Tour maximum: 50 participants
Cost: $10 (includes roundtrip Metrorail ticket)
1:30: Depart Biltmore Hotel, Take Metro to Vizcaya Station
2:00: Begin tour at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
2:45: End tour
3:00: Return to Biltmore or the University of Miami
Registration: Advance registration required. Select this tour on the RBMS 2016 registration form.