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Stetson Mansion

1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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Excellent Christmas Tour

Recently visited Stetson Mansion to see the amazing Christmas displays. We decided to visit during... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fabulous Christmas Delight

I had seen an ad in the paper for this tour and thought it sounded great. It was more than great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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 yesterday

Recently visited Stetson Mansion to see the amazing Christmas displays. We decided to visit during our holiday in Orlando after reading the reviews on this site and were so pleased we made the journey. The decorations are beautiful, each room having its own theme. Joann...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I had seen an ad in the paper for this tour and thought it sounded great. It was more than great! It was spectacular!! The spirit of Christmas was everywhere and I was truly impressed with the designs and displays that JT shared with us....More

Thank Amy I
Reviewed yesterday

Just can’t say enough about this tour! Everything about this Christmas tour was totally beyond my expectations. The Mansion was transformed into a holiday wonderland. Each room was perfectly decorated in a different theme, personally done by one of the owners who popped by to...More

Thank roserumery
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of best tours you can take during the holiday season to experience the spirit of Christmas. J.T. has such a gift when it comes to transforming this magnificent mansion into what Christmas means to him. It is just amazing, we highly recommend!

Thank dragosomerset
Reviewed 2 days ago

After visiting the Stetson mansion for the last three spring seasons we decided to fly in from Illinois to see the Mansion decorated for Christmas. Our guides in the Spring told us it would be an awesome experience. Our expectations were far exceeded! Owners, JT...More

Thank MC1147
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you’ve ever owned a Steson Hat, and you find yourself within 2 hours of DeLand, Florida this MUST be on your bucket list. I spent 20 years selling, steaming, shaping 1000’s of Stetson Hats at Sor-rell’s in Miamisburg, Ohio. Taking a tour of John...More

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

Hey there partner! Thank you so much Doug for touring the mansion this Christmas season. Loved reading about your personal connection to Stetson Hats, awesome. I want you to know that we love sharing the mansion with our guests throughout the year but Christmas Spectacular...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went off to this adventure by myself because a friend told me about it. What a great day. It was totally worth the 1.5 hour drive through bumper to bumper traffic from Orlando where I was staying with my husband for a conference. Sue, the...More

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

Thank you so much for roughing it through all that traffic to join us for our Christmas Spectacular tour, we are thrilled to know that it was worth the trip! I am so excited every year to welcome guests after being locked away in the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our rv rally group of 40 toured the Christmas extravaganza at the Stetson Mansion. Beautifully decorated themed rooms were around every corner of the home. Joanne our tour guide, added tidbits of personal information about the decorations, history, and owners that added to the enjoyment...More

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

Hello Susan and thank you for your 5 STAR review, we loved welcoming you and your 40 RV friends. This is like getting 40 5 STAR reviews at once and we are all so grateful for your visit. JoAnn is a stellar tour guide and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with friends from England today to see the fabulous Christmas decorations. Another enjoyable trip thanks to our guide Sue.More

Thank Bob L
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much Bob for kicking off your Christmas celebrations with us at the Stetson Mansion's 7th Annual Christmas Spectacular. I always say that touring the mansion with friends and family enhance the tour experience and piles on that much more memories to share over...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting from Alabama and lucked into the Stetson Mansion. Booking a tour was very easy. The house and tour we're great. Our guide was both knowledgeable and patient. The owner, IT Thompson spoke with us and his love for the house shown through. We would...More

Thank John S
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi John, so nice to welcome our first visitors from the Yellowhammer State, Alabama! Thank you for starting off your Christmas season with a visit to the Stetson Mansion Christmas Spectacular, I hope we provided you with enough Christmas cheer to hold you over for...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 PurpleLady2 | Reviewed this property |
They offer two tours a Standard for $21.30 (includes tax) for a total of 1hr 15 minutes and a Grand $31.95 (includes tax) for a total of 1hr 40 minutes. I did the Standard and it was wonderful. I believe the Grand includes... More