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Stetson Mansion

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Address: 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand, FL 32720
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+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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" A Step Back in Time"

What a delightful afternoon spent touring the winter residence of a turn of the century icon. A friend of the Ford's, Flagler's, Rockafeller's and more, they were frequent... read more

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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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What a delightful afternoon spent touring the winter residence of a turn of the century icon. A friend of the Ford's, Flagler's, Rockafeller's and more, they were frequent visitors. The mansion has been restored to its glory days. Definitely worth a visit!

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My fiancé visited the Stetson mansion with her girlfriends on a Christmas outing this last year and was so enthused she took me and some friends for a tour of the home. She insist we go back this Christmas as she says the house it totally different when decorated for Christmas. Robin gave us a wonderful tour of the first... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. Robin our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. There is just something special about knowing you are in a restoration that people live in and that is a true work of love. The history seems to come more alive and mean more when seen that way. We were fortunate to receive a surprise visit from one of... More 

Thank barbarasturtle
Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my brother and his wife to DeLand today to tour the Stetson Mansion. We were all VERY impressed. The two women that gave the tour were very knowledgeable and made everyone feel comfortable. We had a surprise visit from JT, which we appreciated, he thanked us for coming, but I felt we should have been thanking him for... More 

Thank NJmathteacher
Middlesex, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the mansion during Christmas and it was beautiful. Decorated wonderfully for the holidays. Just returned and brought our friends and the architecture was even more amazing. A must see if in Central FL. JT and Michael have done a fabulous job with the restoration. And gracious hosts to open their home. Thank you.

Thank SteveVarrone
Lady Lake, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a "must " for Florida residents as well as Florida visitors! Robin was entertaining and very informative! This was my wife's third trip to the Mansion` the first trip when she was a graduate student at Stetson University (She was not impressed due to the run-down condition), the Christmas tour, and now the Historical Tour! We both are... More 

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

My second visit offered up additional features that I missed on my first visit. The wood floors on the first floor are indescribable. The craftsmanship that made the inlaid patterns could hardly be done today. The current owners, who live there, have given us an opportunity to go back in time and to see how a modern upgrade can be... More 

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

Our tour guide was excellent - not rushed or scripted. They have done such a wonderful job restoring what they could but it was as much fun to see how they incorporated modern conveniences. This was well worth the price - don't miss the top floor.

Thank Anne M
Valatie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is exceptionally beautiful restoration. The tour guide, Robin, was very entertaining and very well informed on the history of the mansion and it's restoration. I consider it well worth the price of admission and would recommend taking the grand tour at least once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit the Orlando area on a regular basis and we're looking for something different to do. The Stetson Mansion came up on trip advisor, and we had never been to Deland so we gave it a try. Of all the mansion tours we have done over the years this was one of the best. Our tour guide was Robin... More 

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