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The Howey Mansion

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interesting visit

My wife and I made reservations for a tour of the mansion while visiting the area. The tour guide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Oviedo, Florida
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Tour Howey Mansion!

I’ve been trying to get in the Howey Mansion since I moved to Lake County in 1990. This historical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tavares, Florida
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The historic Howey Mansion is an architectural gem. Tours are offered daily and can be booked as a wedding and events venue. The brothers who restored it are locals and have a passion for sharing it with the public.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1001 Citrus Ave, Howey in the Hills, FL 34737-3218
+1 407-906-4918
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I made reservations for a tour of the mansion while visiting the area. The tour guide was excellent and informative. The tour was very interesting and we enjoyed seeing the beautiful interior rooms and exterior grounds. We recommend it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’ve been trying to get in the Howey Mansion since I moved to Lake County in 1990. This historical site was actually pictured on the cover of the phone book back then. I’ve also been watching from the wall as the Mansion deteriorated year after...More

Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I recently visited The Howey Mansion with my wife. We found a discount on the tour of the home. They are currently doing one tour a day, but they also offer prearranged private tours. The home was built in 1925 by William Howey. Howey was...More

3  Thank TravelerCentralFLA
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Great local history lesson. Very interesting property and story. Newly purchased in the past year with renovation/resoration under way. Look forward to continuing progress.

Thank Cy L
Reviewed 22 July 2018

What a beautiful home! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and guide. She was very informative and able to answer all of our questions. This would be a gorgeous place for a wedding! I'm so glad the new owners have made such a large investment to...More

1  Thank sherry p
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A beautiful mansion full of history. Everything about it was so interesting. You will visit the basement and all the floors. The guide was wonderful and makes it all so interesting.

2  Thank whimisical
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Thank you to the new owners who are carefully bringing back to life the Howey Mansion As a young child I visited Mrs. Howey with my mother, Janet. Wonderful to see all the beauty being restored. The docent was kind and informative. As you enjoy...More

2  Thank Mary Ann A
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Wonderful old mansion tour with excellent tour guide explaining the history of the original owner and how it came into disrepair over time. Now going to be used as a wedding venue and also has a honeymoon suite above the carriage house. Just a really...More

1  Thank pudlinmp
Reviewed 11 May 2018

I believe my appreciation of the Howey Mansion has improved as I have read the history of Howey in the HIlls that we bought after the tour. Reading the history of W. J. Howey's citrus empire, real estate holdings and sales, grand tours to potential...More

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2  Thank E7711EQelizabethr
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We enjoyed the tour very much and enjoyed hearing all the historical background. My only suggestion would be that when we stopped to hear the tour guide, it would help to have chairs available for those who have trouble standing. I am 87 years old...More

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20 August 2018|
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Response from permanentlypoised | Reviewed this property |
I believe it costs $20
20 July 2018|
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Response from lovingorlando2018 |
You can call Howey Mansion directly at 407-906-4918 with all of your questions. If your group is too small for their events catering, BD BOONDOCKS, a waterfront fish camp style restaurant is very close by.
12 July 2018|
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Response from TimelessLibrarian | Reviewed this property |
The Howey Mansion is an event space. There is a pre-honeymoon bedroom suite for couples renting the space as a wedding venue but there are no plans for a bed and breakfast to my knowledge.