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Stetson Mansion

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Address: 1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
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+1 386-873-0167
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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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Nicely restored mansion

Took the tour during the Christmas extravaganza. The decorations were quite something but personnally would have liked see more of the house and hear more about the history. We... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the tour during the Christmas extravaganza. The decorations were quite something but personnally would have liked see more of the house and hear more about the history. We like visiting Deland but did not know about the mansion until seeing the notice this season about the Chistmas tours - so we did not know about the other history tours.... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived only 30 minutes from this historical treasure for 30 years and did not know it existed!!! . I was overwhelmed at the beauty and creativity of the Christmas decorations. There was so much to see I couldn't take it all in. The Tour Guide, JoAnn, seemed to be born to do this kind of work. It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I brought a group of ladies for the next to last day of The Christmas Spectacular Stetson Mansion Tour for 2016-2017! I have been on the Christmas Tour twice before, but none of the ladies I brought had been before. I was so excited that the tour was still going on, so I could introduce them to your beautiful mansion.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friend & I found this unfamiliar Victorian house tour recommendation on Trip advisor & it did not disappoint. Making a reservation for a tour ahead of time was super easy from the website, getting an email confirmation. Very easy to find. Lovely grounds, friendly knowledgeable staff, with plenty of time to visit each fabulously restored room without feeling rushed. Could... More 

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

Colleen I am so happy that you and your friend discovered the Stetson Mansion. This is Floirda's first luxury estate and according to TripAdvisor we are Florida's "Most Popular Tourist Attraction" My hope is that other visitors and residents to central Florida will read your review an make it a point to visit the mansion. Thank you for visiting with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently visited the Christmas Extravaganza and it was well worth the price of admission. It truly is an "extravaganza" in this beautifully restored Victorian home. J. T., the mastermind behind the decorations joined our tour, which made our trip even more interesting.

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

Pauiine I am so happy that your visit to the Stetson Mansion was so worthy of your 5 STAR rating. Thank you for allowing us to share our home with you..it is always a joy and privilege to have the opportunity to meet and greet guests. To you and all your family I wish a happy and healthy New Year... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful 1.5 hour tour, very nice grounds and decorations. It's a bit hard to see from the road... Does surprise and delight

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

Hello and thank you for joining us during our Christmas Spectacular season, this was the best year ever! I can only imagine what it was like 130 yrs ago riding up the entrance of the 300 acre estate, must have been quite spectacular. All the best to you in the New Year! More 

Woodstock, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a treat it was for our group to tour the Stetson Mansion yesterday! I felt so lucky that the Christmas decorations were still up! Being in this privately owned & lived in home was such an amazing experience. I love old historical homes & love hearing the history of the people who once lived in the home. Our tour... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again the Christmas spectacular was speculation and well worth the visit. This was our third visit and it did not disappoint.

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

Thank you friend for returning yet again to take part in another of our Christmas Spectaculars. We always love welcoming back past guests to share in my favorite time of the year. I hope that you take advantage of our BOGO offer and come back for one of our historic tours. See you at the Mansion!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 14 & 17 year old kids to see the mansion on 1/13. Really enjoyed the Christmas decorations, loved all the original woodwork...so beautiful! The attention to detail was amazing and our tour guide, Sue was great! Wish I could've taken pictures! 😞 It was great to meet J.T. too!

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

Candy thanks for coming out with the family to tour the mansion just before we bid farewell to our Christmas Spectacular. I am already missing the guests and its only been a day since we welcomed our last tour :( I am so glad that everyone enjoyed themselves and hope that you all will return for our historic tours beginning... More 

Sanford, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do not miss next year's Christmas Extravganza at the Stetson Mansion. JT's creativity and love of Christmas is perfectly displayed in this beautifully restored former home of John B. Stetson. Loved this year's tribute to the women in the military, the blinged out dining room, the ghost of Christmas past concept, the Santas from around the world.......ok, I loved everything!... More 

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