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Stetson Mansion

1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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Beautiful home - well worth seeing

Beautiful winter home of John B. Stetson - not a grand palace, just a lovingly restored gilded age... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MaryJT1947
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Brighton, Michigan
Stetson mansion tour

Such A Beautiful Place, Sue our tour guide was awesome, Love the history behind the mansion!! Mr... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sabrina H
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Stetson Mansion is a spectacular Victorian mansion built for famed hat maker and philanthropist John B Stetson in 1886. Situated right between Orlando and Daytona in DeLand makes it convenient for all visiting the central Florida area. This is Florida's first luxury estate and houses some of the most beautiful and intricate parquet floors in the world. The mansion is one of the first homes in the world to be designed and built with Edison electricity. The owners have painstakingly renovated every square inch of the 10,000 sq foot masterpiece while incorporating today's modern conveniences. All this was done without compromising the architectural or historical integrity. Every room on every one of the three floors is magnificently decorated and every room features a different style floor and window design There is Reservations are required $20-$30 per person and children are $15. Payment is cash at the door and we do charge applicable sales tax. See you at the Mansion!!
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1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful winter home of John B. Stetson - not a grand palace, just a lovingly restored gilded age home. Cindy, our guide, was informative and very knowledgeable. She answered all of our questions and was very charming. We booked our tour online. The website booking...More

Thank MaryJT1947
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such A Beautiful Place, Sue our tour guide was awesome, Love the history behind the mansion!! Mr. Stetson built the mansion& had a wonderful life here, I am so happy y’all have made the mansion alive again!!

Thank Sabrina H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the added dimension of how the home was restored after years of neglect. During restoration, the new owners updated kitchen, bathrooms, and furnishings. This allowed our minds to travel back somewhat into time by being surrounded by modern features, but retaining the hundreds...More

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are in the area, this Mansion is a must see. The guide takes her time to answer questions and explain the story of the Stetson family. The home is a beautiful example of how and old, beauty of a home can be given...More

Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is my second visit to the Stetson mansion and I am amazed at how knowledgeable Marcia was as our host. There are so many details to take in of this home and to know that J.T. and Michael live there full time and allow...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tour a beautiful mansion built in 1886. The tour also provided great historical information on the time period. Marie our tour guide was very knowledgeable.More

Thank john6613
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thank you for touring the Stetson Mansion, we are all so excited to reopen after our Christmas Spectacular take down. Marcia does a wonderful job at putting our guest at ease and welcoming them with genuine excitement as she guides them through this...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

While in FL, we did a day trip to DeLand and the Stetson Museum there. We had a great time at both! The tour was friendly, educational and superb. More of a hands-on tour with very little roped of . Going thru the rooms, one...More

Thank hawaiiansteelman
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello there or should I say aloha :) Thank you for making us part of your day trip and allowing us to share the history and architecture of the Stetson Mansion. We do our best to make visitors feel like valued guests which is why...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this home linda_santucci@tredasind.comas beautiful, particularly the wood floors, and ceilings. The walls ere restored with a printed surface. The restoration is done well, but it n process the history destroyed. If you want to see a beautiful house, you won't be dissapointed. If...More

Thank russellp117
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your visit and I am glad that you thought our home was beautiful. Unfortunately it seems as if you missed quite a bit of amazing history on your tour. Here are just a few of the reasons one would want to visit....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 6 of us that toured the Stetson Mansion. Not only did we find the entire home quaint and amazing but our 2 tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Certainly would recommend anyone to see this ‘grand’ houseMore

Thank Janfromwi
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jan, I wanted to thank you for touring the Stetson Mansion and taking the time out to tell the world about your experience. Your visit and your review are greatly appreciated and I will be sure to share it with the guides. After closing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Several of my friends and I visited the Stetson Mansion after walking along Main Street in Deland (a wonderful town to explore as well). We chose the Stetson Mansion’s “Grand Tour” and learned about the mansion’s history as we walked through each of the beautifully...More

Thank jokmason
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Your high recommendation for others to make it a point to visit the Stetson Mansion is a wonderful compliment and we thank you for your visit and your review. We proudly can say that we have saved the Stetson Mansion 12 years ago and it...More

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Response from Lisa D | Reviewed this property |
There is one "real" bathroom, near the entrance. It is a single, very small. And then two portalets, see reviews above -- they say clean, but no running water, just hand sanitizers. This is my only drawback for this... More
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JT T
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Response from jsaintj | Reviewed this property |
I checked my review!! I gave u five stars! U sure it was me😩
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Response from JT T | Property representative |
No worries my friend! The fact that you took the time out to post a review is so very appreciated. Some days I can't even remember my own name..hehehe Thank you again for touring this incredible landmark we are so... More
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