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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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Wonderful House Tour, especially when decorated for the holidays

The Stetson Mansion was built as the winter home of the Stetson family. It was rescued and brought back to the grande dame that she once was about 4 years ago. It is about 10,000... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Stetson Mansion was built as the winter home of the Stetson family. It was rescued and brought back to the grande dame that she once was about 4 years ago. It is about 10,000 square feet. As such, it is this wonderful Victorian home that feels quite livable. The holiday decorations are creative and beautiful and change each year.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Stetson Mansion was on our Bucket List and it didn't disappoint us. Thank you JT and Michael for restoring this beautiful mansion and sharing it with all of us during Christmas. It is beautifully maintained but the extra work you put into it during the holidays is fantastic. We love that you kept the true meaning of Christmas -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oh my, this is one stunning mansion! Every detail is before your eyes. We were able to see the mansion at its finest holiday decor. Never have I seen such detail and complexity of decorations, but JT did some serious holiday magic and designed the most beautiful home you will ever see. I was amazed and struck with sheer awe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on a Sunday in January before they took down the decorations. What a fantastic job they have done over the years to make this accessible to the public. Was completely unaware that this was a private residence. Amazing renovation by JT and Mike over the past 12 years to bring this historic treasure to its current beautiful condition. Parquet... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first visit to see the Christmas decorations although we have lived in Orlando for many years. The home was beautifully decorated with layers of greenery, vines, ornaments and clever ideas. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We are going back to see the home later this year without adornment and to learn more about it. Quite... More 

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Palm Coast, FL
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I visited the Stetson Mansion with a large group of ladies in January, 2017 and completely enjoyed the displays throughout the home. Even though the holidays were over, the decorations help us to keep the holiday mood. JT (one of the owners) does all the decorations himself, and is truly talented. The house itself is a gem with its history,... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my 3rd year coming to the Mansion and I am intrigued every year by the beautiful display of decorations throughout the mansion. Each year is different and as beautiful as the next. I am already looking forward to next year. I have come to love the people at the Mansion and Debra is one of the highlights as... More 

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

This was my second time viewing the Stetson Mansion's Holiday Season's Decorations. This historical home has been well maintained and is full of history about a young man who made his way out West during the CA Gold Rush, but eventually found himself returning to the East. This is a great family viewing treat. Each room displayed, has a different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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