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Stetson Mansion

1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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A Must See!

We recently visited the Mansion and highly encourage any one visiting central Florida to do the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Put this on your bucket list!!!

I went on a tour of the mansion, yesterday (6/22/17) and it was absolutely stunning! I never knew... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Theresa M
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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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1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently visited the Mansion and highly encourage any one visiting central Florida to do the same. The woodwork and floors are amazing and our tour guide Sue did an excellent job of telling us about John Stetson and his family and friends. We even...More

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so those 5 STARS my friend and your high recommendation for fellow travelers to make it a point to visit Florida's first luxury estate. I can't believe that we are approaching 11 years of ownership of the Stetson Mansion and even now I...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went on a tour of the mansion, yesterday (6/22/17) and it was absolutely stunning! I never knew this gem existed in my backyard until then!? I'll admit prior to the tour I thought, "what's so great about this place?" Well, as soon as I...More

Thank Theresa M
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello there Theresa, I wanted to personally thank you for allowing us to share our home with you. You just never know treasures are right in your own backyard, I am so glad you took a chance a toured this incredibly national landmark that houses...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Have lived in NE Florida for 20 plus years, and recently learned about this GEM. Our tour guide, Sue, was more than you could ask for. Sue told the history of the Mansion, and some very interesting things about the Stetson family. We will be...More

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Steve, You finally discovered us...AWESOME!! The Stetson Mansion is Florida's first luxury estate but most Floridians have never heard about us. That is starting to change thanks to guests like you who help us spread the news about this "best kept secret." Sue is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I enjoyed every minute of our Grand Tour of the Stetson Mansion. It felt as if we had taken a time machine and were transported back to the late 1800's for a grand party with John B. and Elizabeth Stetson. The incredible...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to tour...you will not be disappointed! The tour guide was excellent and answered any and all the questions we had...every little detail. If you like visiting historic homes this is the place for you to spend some quality time.

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a return visitor to this magnificent piece of history and reminder of the incredible woodworking artisans of the late 1800's. The tour guide (Sue) was very knowledgeable and informative of the history of this beautiful home and it's builder, John Stetson. Each time...More

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you my friend for returning again and again with friends and family to experience the Stetson Mansion. We have been opening the doors to this incredible landmark attraction for over a decade and we are beyond honored to have that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful tour of an incredible restoration job by Michael and TJ. We had no real idea of the details that have been saved in this house and how the renovations have enhanced them all. Robin, our guide, did a wonderful job in each room....More

Thank don1017
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Don, I wanted to thank you for touring the Stetson Mansion and for taking a few minutes to post your feedback for future guests to read. Calling the Stetson Mason home is a huge blessing and that is why I am always never more...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sue, our tour guide was enthusiastic and entertaining while introducing us to this historic home built by the Stetson hat family. Now a private residence the entire house is open for tour, even the closets if the current residents! The tour we had included the...More

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello there my friend and thank you for touring the Stetson Mansion, all of us at the mansion greatly appreciate the opportunity to share it with the world. Sue is one of our award winning tour guides and we are so proud to have her...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted many times to visit this historic home on our frequent trips to Orlando and are sorry we waited so long. Lovingly restored and preserved for our enjoyment, the owners open their private residence and share the winter home and history of the founder...More

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

John...what took you so long? lol Thank you for finally joining us on a tour of this incredible hidden treasure just a short drive from Orlando and Daytona. This is also our home and we try our very best to make each and every guest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful home. This was my second visit, first time with husband, second with a girl friend. Did the grand tour this time and well worth the additional cost. My only criticism would be, with such a beautiful home, there should be some attention paid to...More

Thank dextazer
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for returning to the mansion with your girlfriend. I want you to know just how much we appreciate you and all our guests that share the mansion with family and friends again and again, we always look forward to welcoming back...More

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Eileen R
What times the tours start and end? How long does a tour take? We are four people looking to visit ...what is the cost of a tour?
25 January 2017|
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Response from Diane R | Reviewed this property |
To book a tour and find out additional information you can just google Stetson Mansion Tours. The Christmas tours are for the end of this year, but the owner changes the decorations every season so even if you have been... More
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Winnie2633
How far ahead can you book I see it only goes into January
10 December 2016|
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Response from NJJayhawker | Reviewed this property |
On the tour they mention that they close down for a few weeks after their Christmas Spectacular tours are over which I think is mid January. This is so they can take all the decorations down, clear the house and set the... More
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Mariyn K
How do I make a reservation? What hotels are nearby?
10 November 2016|
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Response from JT T | Property representative |
Hello! You can make your reservation on our website Stetson Mansion it only takes about 2 minutes. The Hampton inm is only 5 minutes from the mansion. See you at the Mansion!!
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