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Stetson Mansion

1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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A great house to visit

The Stetson Mansion is well worth a visit. The story of the house, it’s original builder (the... read more

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Tim B
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Dorset, England
Wonderful Experience!

So thankful to Michael and JT for saving this Florida gem and piece of history. We visited as part... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa A
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Bradenton, FL, United States
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
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Reviewed yesterday

The Stetson Mansion is well worth a visit. The story of the house, it’s original builder (the founder of Stetson hats); it’s subsequent demise and rescue by the current owners is fascinating. The grounds are lovely. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You need...More

Thank Tim B
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for touring this awesome landmark Tim and for providing some of its history with everyone in your review. We appreciate everyone who allows us the privilege to share the legacy of Mr John B Stetson and the Stetson Mansion. See you at the Mansion...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

So thankful to Michael and JT for saving this Florida gem and piece of history. We visited as part of a sister's birthday trip, we all agreed it was a highlight of our time together.

Thank Lisa A
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Lisa we are just as thankful for the opportunity to do so, thank you for including a visit to the Stetson Mansion as part of your sister's birthday celebrations. Come back and see us again one of these days. See you at the Mansion!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Outstanding grand tour of all three floors of this magnificently restored mansion with an amazing, well informed guide, Joann! Even met one of the owners. Best mansion tour ever! Well worth the trip. Highly recommend!!! 😍 Kathleen & TimMore

Thank Kathleen J
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Kathleen and Tim, I wanted to thank you both for touring this magnificent landmark that we are so blessed to call our home. Sharing our labor of love is definitely one of our greatest joys and we are thrilled that so many guests across...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love history, this tour is the one for you. The appreciation of an earlier era is evident while viewing the beautiful mansion. The owners have done a great job making this residence into a livable home, while maintaining the beautiful charm of the...More

Thank Joyce M
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am so glad that a lover of history like yourself Joyce discovered our hidden treasure here in DeLand. Guests get to step back 130 years and experience a time gone while seeing how we implemented modern conveniences with compromising the history and architecture of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marcia was an awesome tour guide! She was informative, and I could tell she was passionate about this property. What a treat to have one of the owners stop in to say hello. If you’re looking for an afternoon with culture and history of the...More

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was my pleasure to meet and greet your group and I personally want to thank you for touring the mansion and sharing in the history and legacy of John B Stetson. Marcia is a much valued tour guide and ambassador for the Stetson Mansion...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard about DeLand as a quaint town to visit for some antiquing. After researching the area, we made visiting the Stetson Mansion a must do! Make sure you take the Grand Tour, it is well worth the extra $10. The home is incredibly beautiful and...More

Thank Susan H
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your "must do" , "don't miss" review is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming guests that take your recommendation. Thank you for taking the Grand Tour and experiencing all the history, beauty and architecture housed within our walls. Saving and restoring the mansion...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This mansion is absolutely beautiful! The owners have taken the time to restore it and open it up to public viewing. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the Stetson family history and the historical features of the home.More

Thank Susan S
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Susan for your 5 STAR review and visit to the Stetson Manson. Michael and I have spent countless hours not only restoring the mansion but preserving the architectural and historical integrity of this very special national landmark. I am so happy that you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Stetson Mansion has been on my list of places to visit for a while. Yesterday, with a group of 5 friends, I finally got the chance to go. All I can say is that if you are anywhere in the vicinity of DeLand (or...More

Thank g8orfanskmf
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit to the mansion along with 4 other of your friends and this awesome 5 STAR review, we really appreciate your "Must" see recommendation to fellow travelers and locals alike. We try our best to provide an experience for all our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a really cool tour. Marcia was a wonderful guide with lots of historic information. One of the owners JT was there, he was so accommodating. The house is beautifully restored. A must see.More

Thank Suzanne D
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Suzanne thanks for touring the Stetson Mansion along with Marcia, we are all so grateful for your visit and 5 STAR review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your time is Florida's first luxury estate that we are so honored to call home. See...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just toured the Stetson Mansion. The house and grounds are beautiful. If you love history, design, and seeing how old and new can perfectly coexist, this is the place for you. Will definitely go back for Christmas tour!More

Thank loribel3
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, we are happy to read just how much you enjoyed your tour of the mansion and look forward to welcoming you back for our 8th Annual Christmas Spectacular. No matter what time of year guests visit Stetson Mansion they are guaranteed a memorable...More

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loobylou64
8 January 2018|
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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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