Miami Beach's Art Deco Architectural Historic District in South Beach has the largest concentration of art deco buildings in the world. The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) is a non-profit preservation and arts organization devoted to preserving and promoting this unique piece of architectural history. Their programs appeal to anyone interested in art, design, architecture, history, preservation, urban planning, and community development.
MDPL's 90-minute guided walking tours, conducted by local historians and architects, are an excellent introduction to art deco and Mediterranean revival architecture and a great way to see the entire Miami Beach Architectural Historic District. Self-guided tours on digital audio equipment are available in English, Spanish, French, and German. All tours depart from the Art Deco Gift Shop.
Arrive at the Art Deco Gift Shop within 20-25 minutes of the scheduled tour time and present your card.
You do not need to make advance reservations - simply arrive at the Art Deco Welcome Center within 10-15 minutes of the scheduled departure time and present your Card.
Daily, 10:30 am departure plus Thursdays, 6:30 pm.
Art Deco Welcome Center 1001 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139
Exit I-95 at I-395 East to Miami Beach I-395 becomes the MacArthur Causeway and passes the Port of Miami As the Causeway reaches Miami Beach, it becomes 5th Street; continue straight ahead on 5th Street 5th Street dead ends at Ocean Drive; turn left, going north The Art Deco Gift Shop is located on the right, at 1001 Ocean Drive.
Stops at or near Washington Avenue and 10th Street, which is less than two blocks from the Official Art Deco Gift Shop.