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Stetson Mansion

1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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The most amazing piece of DeLand history!

We had the pleasure of touring the John B. Stetson house and were captivated by the by its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DeLand, Florida
Without Holiday Decoration

This was my first time seeing the home when it wasn't decorated for Christmas. I loved seeing the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dorothy G
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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
+1 386-873-0167
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the pleasure of touring the John B. Stetson house and were captivated by the by its magnificent beauty. The woodwork and stained glass throughout the house are astounding and the history of this house is simply fascinating. I grew up in DeLand and...More

Thank mikeyoung12
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Mikey for touring the Stetson Mansion and so enthusiastically sharing your eperience with all of us. Restoring the Stetson Mansion has taken us on a journey like we could have never imagined which is why I am always about 5 or 10 seconds...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my first time seeing the home when it wasn't decorated for Christmas. I loved seeing the unadorned details as well as the third floor. Our tour guide, Robin, was wonderful...informative and enthusiastic. And, I always enjoy when JT pops in to say hello...More

Thank Dorothy G
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Welcome back Dorothy, so happy that you got to see the mansion in all its natural beauty. The Stetson Mansion is a constant source of joy for Michael and being able to share it with more and more of new friends is an absolute privilege....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Yesterday my husband and I toured this lovely home with Robin. Her knowledge and obvious love of this home brought it to life. How wonderful it is to have an ancient home restored to its original beauty and still be lived in! You could touch...More

Thank Bethz1108
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for allowing us to share the Stetson Mansion with you. Robin does an incredible job in bringing the mansion's colorful history to life. The Stetson Mansion is a very special place and the fact that we get to share it with such kind...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed the time spent touring the mansion. Robin was knowledgeable, entertaining and brought the history to life by sharing some personal insights both into the Stetson story, and into the hard work and struggle renovating and maintaining this piece of American...More

Thank foxglovesbear
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I truly enjoyed our visit to Stetson Mansion. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We want to thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us. Being a teacher of history, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the culture of...More

Thank Annette R
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello there Annette and thank you for visiting the Stetson Mansion along with your husband, thrilled to read just how much you enjoyed your time with us. I wish we could get more teachers and students from our central Florida region to experinence the history...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting a friend who lives in Ocala, FL, and who had seen the Stetson Mansion when it was elaborately decorated for Christmas and was blown away. She wanted to see it unadorned so, since I love old architecture, I happily went with her....More

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

Hello Lynn and thank you so much for joining your friend on her return visit to the mansion, we are so happy you both enjoyed your time with us. The Stetson Mansion is so much more than just a national landmark it is a source...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My day at the Stetson Museum was awesome and beyond description. A must see. The owners are truly remarkably gifted with insight beyond belief. These owners provide hope that good and kind people still exist in our sometimes scary world.More

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

We are all thrilled to hear that your visit to the Stetson Mansion garnered this 5 STAR review, thank you so very much for allowing us to share the history and magic of this landmark attraction with you. Your comments referencing the owners is so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to visit Stetson Mansion a few days before Irma is to hit. I pray it holds up to its present splendor. Were greeted by Robin who is an awesome hostess/ guide. She is very knowledgeable and includes all in a special way during the...More

Thank lyndagilmore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hearing rave reviews for years about the Stetson Mansion tour from visitors to our area (lived in Deland for almost 33 years), finally decided to buy a 2 for 1 groupon and see for ourselves. The mansion certainly lived up to all the wonderful...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mansion was restored beautifully, it is the best one I have ever seen and I went to all the auto barons mansions in Detroit, and the mansions in Williamsburg, Va., this was truly the best. If you're going to be near Deland, you really...More

Thank patk105
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there my friend, I wanted to thank you for this awesome and incredibly complimentary review...WOW..."the best" is always a wonderful pat on the back! Central Florida welcomes over 65,000,000 visitors every year and slowly but surely travelers from around the world are discovering the...More

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Response from jsaintj | Reviewed this property |
I checked my review!! I gave u five stars! U sure it was me😩
10 July 2017|
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Response from JT T | Property representative |
No worries my friend! The fact that you took the time out to post a review is so very appreciated. Some days I can't even remember my own name..hehehe Thank you again for touring this incredible landmark we are so... More
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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