The Cape Florida Lighthouse rebuilt in 1846 from the ruins of the original one that was constructed in 1825. The original lighthouse was the scene of bloody battles between the early settlers here and the Seminole Indians. The lighthouse is the oldest building in Miami-Dade County.
The U.S. Capitol (completed in the year 1800) is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. The Capitol is the origin point at which the District's four quadrants meet, and around which the city was laid out.
Vanderbilt’s 250-room French Renaissance chateau is a true marvel, the largest undertaking in residential architecture. Over a six-year period, an entire community of craftsmen comes together to create America’s premier home and the environmental wonderland that surrounds it.