Tours | Miami Design Preservation League

Tour Proceeds benefit our non-profit mission to preserve, protect, and promote the architectural, cultural, social, and environmental integrity of Miami Beach and the surrounding areas. Click here to meet our Tour Guides. All tours are rain or shine. Please dress for the weather as there are no refunds for inclement conditions. We recommend making online reservations as our tours frequently sell out.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour departure time to check-in or register. 

Regularly Scheduled Tours:

Official Art Deco Walking Tour – Our Most Popular guided walking tour! Click to see available tour dates. Tours generally begin at 10:30am and are currently operating seven days a week. (Except Holidays) 

 Self-Guided Audio Tour   – Tour at your own pace from your mobile phone via our new app-based audio tour. Available at any time and offered in English, Spanish, German, and French.

Partner Tours:

note: MDPL has partnered with the below Tour to offer tickets through our website. When tickets are purchased using the link below, a portion of proceeds benefit MDPL’s mission!

Historical Biscayne Bay Boat Tour on Mizner’s Dream – New starting March 2024! 

Step aboard Mizner’s Dream and sail through the rich history of Biscayne Bay. Learn fascinating stories about Miami’s past as you cruise along the stunning coastline. As you navigate the waters of the bay you can see the tapestry of Carl Fisher’s vision of the ” Venice of the Americas”. Then Marvel at the celestial homes of the rich and famous nestled along the bay.


Art Deco Talks:

MDPL is offering four talks covering various aspects of Miami Beach.   There is no set schedule, the talks are offered on an on demand basis.  There is no minimum number of participants required.  These are offered at no charge.

Please contact Howard at 202 812-0044 for more information.

South Beach Scandals Talk

This talk focuses on illegal activities and shady characters in Miami Beach history.  Topics include political corruption, illegal gambling, alcohol during prohibition, and organized crime figures.

Mediterranean Architecture Talk

This talk focuses on the Mediterranean architecture which was popular in Miami Beach during the 1920’s and 1930’s. 

Jewish Miami Beach Talk

Explores the rise and fall of the Jewish population of Miami Beach over the past 100 years, including a look at the impact of selected key Jewish individuals and institutions, plus an overview of architectural styles in the southernmost part of the city.

Gay and Lesbian Miami Beach Talk

This talk provides an overview of the gay and lesbian history of Miami Beach. It also focuses on gay and lesbian contributions to life in Miami Beach.

 Group Private Tours:

Private Tours Start at $400.00 for up to 10 people.

$35.00 for each additional person after.

For additional information please contact or Mark at 512-423-6440

Private Art Deco Tours

Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour – This tour is offered on request. Please contact us for more information.

Jewish Miami Beach Tour – This tour is offered on request. Please contact us for more information.

Lincoln Road Tour – This tour is currently not offered. Please contact us for more information.

Mediterranean Architecture Tour – This tour is currently offered on request. Please contact us for more information.

MiMo Tour – This tour is currently not offered. Please contact us for more information.


*Some buildings may have limited wheel chair accessibility.