County Offices & Organizations



The Historical Museum of Southern Florida has numerous permanent exhibitions including “Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida.” This exhibit explores South Florida history through five periods: First Arrivals, International Rivalry, Southward, Expansion, New People - New Technology and Gateway of the Americas. The “First Arrivals” exhibit includes an extensive interpretation of the Miami Circle excavations.

Parks & Historic Locations

Arch Creek park was created around a natural limestone bridge formation that was once part of an important trail first used by the Tequesta around 2,000 years ago and later by the Seminoles in the 19th century. Middens dating to the Tequesta period and a 19th century coontie mill are also present in the park.

Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental, archeological and historical preserve. The Estate offers daily tours of the historic houses – the Stone House and Richmond Cottage, as well as tours of the lush natural areas where fossil bones have been found as far back at 50,000 years.


This ship was a two-masted racing sailboat that was built as a wedding present from a German socialite for her husband. This particular ship had many lives, many uses, and many owners. There was no cargo when the ship sunk as the ship was being used as a fishing barge and residence for the captain and his family. The shipwreck now lies between 8 to 10 feet of water.