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Address: 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL
Phone Number: 386-676-3216
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We have lived in South Daytona since 2003, but have never been here until yesterday. This, like many other sites in Florida, are evidence of the bricks that built Florida over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in South Daytona since 2003, but have never been here until yesterday. This, like many other sites in Florida, are evidence of the bricks that built Florida over 100 years ago by names such as Flagler, Edison, Ford, Rockefeller, and others. Without their vacation homes and their influence in the North, Florida may have remained a swamp.... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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236 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know this place existed. I saw some sort of Festival going on on the grounds of this house and stopped to check it out. Very interesting history with Mr. Rockefeller living here for 10 years before his passing. He was actually living at the Ormond Hotel right across the street from where he built this house. I'm told... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The casements is now owned by the city of Ormond. It was built in 1913 by a local minister. In 1917 it was purchased by John D. Rockefeller for his winter home. Rockefeller paid $75,000 for the property on 9 acres and immediately enlarged it for his staff and other needs. Rockefeller was 77 when he bought it and stayed... More 

Thank Radmrjg
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was pretty cool learning about the history of this place. Took you back in time. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Ann P
Cocoa, Florida
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171 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was only one room to look into that had furnishings from Rockefeller. The house was busy with meetings. We didn't do the tour, didn't seem like there was much of a point since there weren't period furnishings. Grounds are pretty.

Thank cindi m
Orlando, Florida
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99 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The docents are knowledgeable and very dedicated to preserving the house and the story behind the house! A must see!

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Allegan, United States
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very enjoyable tour of the final Florida home of John D. Rockefeller. While much of the furnishings are not original, the tour itself was worth the hour spent. We were very fortunate to have Nan as our docent. She did a wonderful job of informing the group of the history of the home, the time Rockefeller lived there and... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Pros - the history was interesting. Cons - after suffering a fire and neglect, not a lot of what you see is original. There are great photos of what the property used to be, but the rooms are now displays of scouting, etc. What is there is interesting, but it left a lot to be desired.

Thank DougFaber
Alliston, Canada
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71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a very interesting place to visit, once owned by John D. Rockerfeller, the richest man in the world in the 1920's. The docents are very knowledgeable and passed along to our group lots of historical information about the builder of the home and the purchaser, Mr. Rockerfeller.

Thank Buicklover
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Definitely a very worth while place to visit. The Rockefeller summer house is an interesting piece of the history of the famous family. This the home where J. Rockefeller passed away . The place has been restored so nicely. The upper level of the home also house the history of the Boy Scouts.

Thank Maarit H

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