Dade Heritage Trust Headquarters

Visit Us


190 Southeast 12 Terrace
Miami, FL 33131

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Saturdays, 10am – 5pm
Sundays, 12am – 5pm

Our mission is to preserve Miami-Dade County’s architectural, environmental, and cultural heritage through preservation, education and advocacy efforts.

We are located in the 1905 original office of Dr. James Jackson, Miami’s first physician.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Dade Heritage Trust is now an Official Heritage Tourism Visitors Center, supported by MiamiDDA, the GMCVB and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.  Stop by DHT for publications and information regarding heritage tourism and all of our community’s wonderful attractions.

It is the policy of Dade Heritage Trust to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Dade Heritage Trust sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Christine Rupp at 305-358-9572, at least five days in advance to initiate your request.

DHT Staff

Clockwise from left:

Lucia Meneses, Education

Casey Picket, Weekend Walking Tours

Leslie Rivera, Weekend Staff

Christine Rupp, Executive Director
Cell: 305-910-3996

Membership Benefits

Support Dade Heritage Trust and enjoy all of the benefits that come along with it!

  • Free admission to all members-only events

  • Advance notice and registration for workshops and seminars

  • 10% discount on all Dade Heritage Trust merchandise

  • Discount on Dade Heritage Trust walking and bicycle tours

  • Free admission to over 75 museums and institutions participating in the Southeastern Reciprocal Museum Program

  • Recognition in the Annual Report

  • Complimentary issue of Preservation Today Magazine

  • Discount on children’s camps

Help support Dade Heritage Trust’s advocacy, education and preservation with your membership today!

Historic Designation Services

Do you own a property that was constructed over 50 years ago? There are great benefits associated with designating your property as an historic structure, including increased property values and tax benefits. Dade Heritage Trust is presenting a new Historic Designation service to assist you in determining if your home or commercial building is eligible for designation and handle the designation process for you.

There is a lot of misinformation out there about designation. Contrary to popular belief, designation is not costly nor does it prohibit you from making changes to your home or building. Historic designations merely act to preserve those historic portions of the buildings and the features that make them historic. A property owner may add, alter, and even demolish portions of historic buildings provided the proposed project is in keeping with the character of the original structure. When neighbors come together to designate their structures, generally they have assured that their property values will rise and the neighborhood will be more stable. This is a proven fact.

For more information about this new service Call (305) 358-9572 or email

Help us preserve Miami-Dade County’s architectural heritage!

Board of Directors

Dr. Edmund Parnes, President
Arva Moore Parks, 2nd Vice-President
Bill Fuller, Secretary
Dona Spain, Treasurer
Venny Torre, At-Large
Dolly MacIntyre, At-Large
Brian Alonso, Past President

Lisa Bennett
Mileyka Burgos
Guillermo Diaz-Rousselot
Bruce Ehrenhaft
Mario Garcia-Serra
Suzanne Graham Gibson
Avra Jain
Gavin McKenzie
Matthew Meehan
Vinson Richter
Michael Rosenberg
Scott Silverman
Carla Webster

Walter Alvarez
Jorge Hernandez
Ruth Jacobs
Sallye Jude
Nancy Liebman
Becky Matkov
Megan McLaughlin
Enid Pinkney
Judy Pruitt
Scott Silver
Herb Sosa
Lillian Walby

Want to Volunteer?

Interested in volunteering at Dade Heritage Trust?

From assisting with projects, events, monthly tours and historic neighborhood surveys to participation in our new educational program, Historic Places, Green Spaces, we have something for you if you are interested in preservation, education and advocacy!

Please click this link: General Volunteer Application Form to complete and submit your application with an email introducing yourself!