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Stetson Mansion

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Address: 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand, FL 32720
Phone Number: +1 386-873-0167

Stetson Mansion is a spectacular Victorian mansion built for famed hat...

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 has hosted such noted guests as President Cleveland, King Edward VII, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, Louis C Tiffany and Thomas Edison. In fact this is one of the first homes in the world to be designed and built with Edison electricity and Mr Edison oversaw the install himself. This is not your typical Victorian mansion though. 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 not one room that is off limits for visitors to see on their guided tour, you get to see it all including the owner's suite and the original 1886 schoolhouse which has been lovingly restored and converted to a "Zen"like cottage. There is also a beautiful meditation garden, gazebo and pool area for visitors to enjoy. Reservations are required $20-$30 per person $10 for children. Payment is cash or check at the door and we do charge applicable sales tax.

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Even better the third time around!

Third time visiting the Stetson Mansion and it just keeps getting better! Our tour guide Debbie was super personable and kept things interesting and lively with her knowledge of... read more

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Merritt Island, Florida
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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Third time visiting the Stetson Mansion and it just keeps getting better! Our tour guide Debbie was super personable and kept things interesting and lively with her knowledge of the home, owners, decorations, history and anecdotal stories. I truly felt like a guest in the home rather than a paying customer, how awesome is that? The home is amazing and... More 

Thank MaeHem50
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot imagine the detail, the amount of ornaments and garland as well as natural beauty that is integrated into this magnificent display. If I lived closer, I would go several times to make sure I didn't miss anything. The grandeur of the home itself is amazing, but all of the decorations and the stories behind them will surely captivate... More 

Thank MmeMellgren
Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Words like breathtaking, amazing, stunning, mine blowing, captivating, only begin to describe this home. As I took the Christmas tour, I had only one complaint.....the hour and a half tour was too short. To absorb everything, I personally needed two full days. No kidding, you can not imagine how many decorations (really beautiful ones) are arranged so perfectly in every... More 

Thank ballbrenda
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We toured the mansion last evening with the 5p.m. tour. JoAnn was our tour guide and made us feel very welcome. She is very knowledgeable about the mansion's history and obviously loves her job. We were also pleasantly surprised to meet JT, one of the owners of the mansion and the man solely responsible for the Christmas decorating. The home... More 

Thank mcurney3
Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am always looking for something different to do when family comes in from out of town. Saw an article for the Stetson Mansion in the local newspaper and thought we would check it out. BEST tour we've been on locally in a long time. House was beautiful, grounds were lovely, and our tour guide was exceptional! My parents LOVED... More 

Thank _tml225
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stetson Mansion is a historic home built in 1886 which has been fully restored. It is a feast for the eyes with intricate parquet floors, elaborate wood carvings, and leaded glass windows. The Christmas tour is stunning with exquisite decorations, trees and a different theme in every room. Our guide, JoAnn, was informative. We were treated with a repasse by... More 

Great Meadows, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful period house restored with taste and intelligence and modern indulgence. The magnificent , original parquet floors differed from room to room and were highly complimented by the new , stenciled - almost wallpaper - walls and softly glowing faux wall finishes. The ceilings were painted to accent the wonderfully chosen ( amazingly new ) light fixtures. The gorgeous... More 

Thank KMS07838
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mansion, built by John Stetson in the late 19th century, had fallen on hard times before it was rescued by its current owners. Determination, hard work, money and lots of imagination brought this jewel back to life. Our tour guide, Debbie, recreated the mansion's life as it must have been long ago. However, the gorgeous holiday decorations created a... More 

Thank Kathy R
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see during the Christmas season...a gorgeous home and beautifully decorated. We were warmly greeted by one of the owners, JT and our tour guide, Debbie couldn't have been more knowledgeable and witty! Thanks to JT and Michael for all of the work and creative effort that obviously goes into creating a Holiday Wonderland for the public!

Thank Lin B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing decorations that you will not believe until you see it for yourself. Can't help but put you in a holiday mood. Guide was welcoming,warm and informative. A must see.

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this review

Carol your visit, your praise and your posting of this wonderful 5 STAR review is so appreciated by the entire team at the mansion. Your feedback is so valuable to us as well as fellow travelers. Thank you and all of us here send you joyful Christmas wishes! More 

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