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The Casements

25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, FL
386-676-3216
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Ranked #8 of 52 Attractions in Ormond Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Think about what it must have been like for Rockefeller to live here at the beginning of the century. Scenically located on the river but the view is now the bridge and the condos across the street. Frequent special evens and the occasional cooking class make this an Ormond treat. Beautiful at Christmas time.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

The house is nice and a work in progress it seems. The staff doesn't really interact with you much. Normally houses like this charge admission but this house is free. Some nice pictures are hanging on the walls but it would be nice if more information on the family would be nice. There is a tour available but we didn't... More

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dallas, texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We enjoyed walking through the Casements. As the Rockerfellers have been in the history of America to some extent, it was fun walking through and trying to see yourself living this setting.

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NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Any house owned or lived in by the financier John D. Rockefeller would be interesting, right? Well sad to say The Casements were a disappointment. Much of the rooms are closed off or look nothing like they did when Rockefeller was alive.

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MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It is a very pretty place to visit inside and out. If you like history, you will like it. It tells the story of how and when the Casements were built and why. It is the history of the Rockefellers and how they got so famous. We have been there twice, once on our own and the second time with... More

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Williamsburg, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It was kind of a cool place to see but most of the rooms had been changed or were blocked off. Our kids got bored so we were only there for about 30 minutes. The outside area is beautiful!

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Fredonia, New York
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49 attraction reviews
432 helpful votes 432 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Such a unique place. When J D Rockefeller aspired to live to 100, he sent a team of scouts ou to find the best climate in the states. Thus, he had this built. Check it out, very interesting. Worth the stop. Very unique.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's a small house to visit but the tour fide was so informative. Without her the tote would have taken 15 minutes, but she gave a detailed history or the house and Rockefeller so you could really appreciate everything inside. If you like learning about history by listening-this is your place. If you don't like that-walk around on your own.

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Chicago
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100 reviews 100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Casements is the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller. A visit here gives you an opportunity to see a beautiful old home and learn a little of the history of Florida and the Rockefeller family.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Home of John D Rockefeller. Died in that house. A fun & educational tour of the great man's winter home for many years. You will learn much about his family & friends. Don't miss it!

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