Projects

Miami Circle

Miami Circle Picture
  • Artifacts
    View the items discovered at the Miami Circle and learn how they were important to the Native people.
  • Learn More
    Continue your investigation of the Miami Circle with these resources.
  • Visit
    Current events and activities in the Miami area.
  • Partners
    Organizations that have helped preserve and interpret the Miami Circle.

Today, the Miami Circle is being transformed into the Miami Circle Park. When completed, the new park will be a greenspace oasis in the heart of downtown Miami. Visitors can walk along the riverwalk (link to Miami River Greenway at TPL website), keeping an eye out for fish, manatees, and the fleet of freighters and cargo ships shepherded by tug boats in and out of the Miami River. Access the site by walking down the driveway in front of the IconBrickell hi-rise or through Brickell Park (link to City of Miami website on Brickell Park) and along the baywalk in front of the Icon. The Brickell family mausoleum, dating to 1924, is located in Brickell Park, though the family burials have long since been relocated to other cemeteries in Miami. Other things to see in the area include the bronze statue "Tequesta Family" by Cuban born sculptor Manuel Carbonell on top of the Brickell Avenue Bridge. An expansive Tequesta Indian village dating to the time of European Contact was found across the river, in the vicinity of the Epic hi-rise and the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Miami Convention Center.

Local shaman Catherine Hummingbird Ramirez has held a candlelight vigil every Tuesday night at 6pm since the discovery of the Miami Circle. Mrs. Ramirez is always willing to talk to visitors and tell the story of the Miami Circle and its importance to Native peoples in Florida and elsewhere. If you are in the Miami area, visit with Mrs. Ramirez at the site on Tuesday evenings.