Miami Art Deco Walking Tour: History and Architecture
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1,107 Ratings
Miami Beach
Discover the captivating history and stunning architecture of Miami Beach on our Art Deco Walking Tour. Support our non-profit mission while exploring the iconic Art Deco Historic District.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • The Official Art Deco Gift Shop - Founded in 1976, The Miami Design Preservation League has proudly offered guided walking tours of The Art Deco District for over 40 years. All Proceeds go towards supporting preservation.
    Visitors are introduced to the history, architecture, and preservation efforts of Miami Beach. Tour ticket includes free admission to the Art Deco Museum and Gift Shop.
    There are a limited amount of tickets available for each tour, so early bookings are encouraged .
    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure for check-in.
What's Included
  • Headsets provided for the tour
  • Admission to the Art Deco Museum and Gift Shop included
  • Expert tour guide service
Additional Information

ENSURE YOUR ARRIVAL 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR CHECK-IN

TOP FIVE REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ART DECO WALKING EXCURSION:

  1. Our tour guides skillfully use the buildings’ architecture to narrate the story of Miami Beach and its inhabitants.

  2. Proceeds from the tour are used to support our non-profit cause, focused on promoting, preserving, and protecting the Miami Beach Art Deco Historic District.

  3. Tickets for the tour cover entry to the Art Deco Museum and Gift Shop, as well as access to the services of our Welcome Center concierge.

  4. We have earned a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor: bitly/artdecoreview. Visit and see for yourself.

  5. Accredited through the MDPL Tour Guide Academy, our team consists of twenty enthusiastic volunteer tour guides with a combined experience of roughly 200 years.

  • Some buildings may have limited wheel chair accessibility.
Location
Art Deco Welcome Center
Ocean Drive
ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR DEPARTURE FOR CHECK- IN
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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5julieannm
Feb 26, 2024
A great way to learn about how it all began - For our first time in the Miami area, we could not have picked a better tour to find out about not only the Art Deco style but the area's history and its soul. Damian, our guide, is passionate about preservation and the stories of the people who put Miami Beach on the map. It was a wonderful tour as he shared his knowledge and commitment to preserving the past.
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Barbara_r
Feb 20, 2024
Awesome Tour and Guide - My guide, Eric, is the best. He usually leads the tours on Tuesdays. His love for the deco buildings is obvious. Great experience.
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Dem02
Feb 18, 2024
Book in Advance - Fun, highly informative and superb value. A great opportunity to hear an entertaining tour of a number of buildings, inside and out. Made our day!
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Ltbdiver
Feb 18, 2024
Terrific Art Deco Walking Tour - A truly wonderful walking tour with lots of information about the architectural style called Art Deco. The different houses and buildings in South Beach Miami are so unique that this tour should not be missed. Our guide, John, was well-informed and was easily able to share his knowledge with the group. Was so glad I went!
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John_m
Feb 17, 2024
South Beach - Julie our kind was fantastic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Best deal in Miami! Great way to get a little background at the start of a vacation.
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250ris_m
Feb 17, 2024
Deco Delight! - A terrific tour of South Beach’s many art deco buildings… from hotels to restaurants to apartments. The guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining. We got a great look into the history of Miami Beach back in its glory days!
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413stefaniab
Feb 17, 2024
Amazing - Very interesting and educational indoor tour. We enjoyed every minute and Howard is the best. We listen to the second tour as well and the time was very nicely spent.
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Sheila_h
Feb 16, 2024
Great cultural tour! - John was a terrific guide. Very informative. Awesome architecture & history. About 2 hours long, with stops in the shade. One of the best tours I have taken.
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Khdenver2015
Feb 16, 2024
Sunny colorful South Beach Art Deco walking tour - We enjoyed this tour of the Art Deco architecture in South Beach, Miami. Our tour guide was interesting and explained a lot of the boom and bust history of this Miami area; it was very informative. We walked a few blocks to see mostly exteriors of examples of Art Deco plus a few hotel interiors. The South Beach Ocean drive was very clean and revitalized and colorfully preserved.
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Heather_s
Feb 23, 2024
Not worth the price - Larry David was basically our tour guide- I loved him but there were a lot of glitches on the tour and we didn’t learn much/ tour was not worth $40 each- should have been $20 max
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