Historic Places, Green Spaces
Historic Places, Green Spaces is a Florida curriculum- standards based educational program for K-12 students that introduces the concepts of historic preservation, architecture, Miami history and the importance of green space in a healthy community. The program currently offers 2 field experience venues: Lummus Park, the oldest park in the City of Miami and home to the 1855 William Wagner Homestead, the 1844 Fort Dallas Barracks and the Mounted Patrol Unit of the Miami Mounted Patrol Unit;and a Day on Brickell Bay Drive featuring tours of the Dade Heritage Trust headquarters, and the Miami BayWalk in partnership with the Miami Waterkeepers The program is free to students and provides complimentary transportation to those in under-served areas of Miami.
Coconut Grove Preserves
This program is in partnership with the City of Miami, Rebuilding Together Miami and several neighborhood associations in West Coconut Grove and focuses on the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic Bahamian-American wood-frame vernacular early Miami homes. This program addresses affordable housing, gentrification, cultural identity and historic preservation.
Flagler Cottage Cafe and Bike Rental
Dade Heritage Trust is bringing together private and public institutions to restore one of Miami's oldest building - an original Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad Worker's Cottage, now located in Ft. Dallas Park on the Miami River. The project re-activates an abandoned public park to create a great civic space on the Miami River and Miami River Greenway with a cafe and bike rental components.
Urban Miami Bike Tours and Brickell Avenue Walking Tours
Dade Heritage Trust's Tour Program introduces both residents and visitors to Miami's unique, diverse and urban neighborhoods with tours focusing on archaeology, history, architecture, public art, parks, pedestrian and bike friendly streets and the importance of tree canopy. Bike tours are presented the second Sunday of each month and walking tours are the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.
Little Havana National Treasure - Little Havana Mi Importa
This program is in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and various Little Havana-based for and non-profit entities with the goal of formulating a master plan for the neighborhood that embraces sustainability, resiliency, health, affordability, preservation of historic building inventory, displacement of residents, transportation and green space issues within Little Havana. The plan, Little Havana Mi Importa will be presented to the City of Miami and offer real solutions to address these pressing issues in Little Havana, one of Miami's oldest and most diverse urban neighborhoods.