About Us

 

Art Deco Welcome
center

A Visitor information center located in the heart of the "Art Deco" Historic District. We are at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl, the headquarters of The Miami Design Preservation League. The center is the go-to place for all inquiries during your stay here in our Beautiful City! We feature The Art Deco Museum, "The "Official" Art Deco Walking Tour daily at 10:30 am/ Thurs 10:30 am & 6:30 pm, "Official" Self-Guided Art Deco Audio Tour, Maps in 9 languages, Info on Cultural & sporting events, in addition to excursions to the Everglades National Park, City Tours, Key West Day trips, and others.

Our priority is to provide our guest a wide array of information, services & activities to facilitate a well-rounded experience during their stay in our Beautiful City!

 

about MDPL

Miami Design Preservation LeagueMDPL was the first Art Deco Society in the world. Back in 1970s South Beach, when MDPL's founders fought against all odds to save the Art Deco architecture from demolition, few could imagine the impact their activism would have on Miami Beach's future.

Thanks to their vision and passion, on May 14th, 1979, the Art Deco District was designated a historic district by the National Register of Historic Places. Since then, every element of South Beach's success story can be traced back to this defining moment.

The League's ongoing efforts include government and community advocacy, tours, educational programs, events (including the annual Art Deco Weekend), exhibits, lecture and film series, plus national and international outreach.

Today, MDPL continues to champion the legacy of its founders, with vigilance and dedication via its mission to preserve, protect and promote the Art Deco District.