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Stetson Mansion

1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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We wanted something to do for Christmas for my husband and I

It was lovely the home is beautiful but the decorations were done with love you could see and feel... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karinleorlando
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Orlando, Florida
Wonderful Christmas Display

We visited the Stetson Mansion yesterday. The Christmas display was spectacular and so put us all... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Diane B
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Titusville, Florida
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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 yesterday

It was lovely the home is beautiful but the decorations were done with love you could see and feel. We had never been to the Stetson Mansion and can't wait to go back for the history tour. We learned things we didn't know. And look...More

1  Thank Karinleorlando
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Stetson Mansion yesterday. The Christmas display was spectacular and so put us all in the Holiday spirit. Our tour guide, Sue, was obviously passionate about the Mansion and gave us so much information. We will definitely be back and will bring more...More

1  Thank Diane B
Reviewed yesterday

Having done some advance reading about the Stetson Mansion, seeing the mansion in its wonderful rich Victorian splendor was a real treat. Seeing it decorated for Christmas was an added bonus. Great tour for adults and well minded children with a curiosity for things of...More

1  Thank USMC-6
Reviewed yesterday

When you first catch sight of the Stetson Mansion in Deland, FL, it’s like a trip back in time to the late 19th century. As you step inside this beautifully restored gem, you can’t believe your eyes, Decorated to the hilt for the Christmas holidays,...More

1  Thank riviter
Reviewed yesterday

The current owners of the mansion have done a great job restoring it and opening it up to the public to see. If you're looking for a place to go and see an amazing display of Christmas decorations this is the place for you.The attention...More

1  Thank Richard D
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Richard and thank you for touring the Stetson Mansion this Christmas season. This year I spent 16-18hrs per day for 6 weeks designing, creating and decorating the mansion. I am so glad that you thought my designs there amazing and that the attention to...More

Reviewed yesterday

The Mansion is so beautifully and lovingly restored. The decorations throughout were amazing and so hard to believe that all that was accomplished by one person. Anyone visiting Deland Florida should take the time to visit this home.

1  Thank Charyl T
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent guided tour through the mansion to view the Christmas decorations. The tour guide Mauricio was excellent and provided description and background on the decoration and the mansion. As explained the owners of the mansion provide a new decoration every year and do not spare...More

1  Thank sandpinefl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome decorating of a spectacular renovation of the Stetson Mansion. Each room is decorated by the owner in a different theme which changes each Christmas. So one visit is definitely not enough! We loved it!

1  Thank Donna L
Reviewed yesterday

Unbelievable job - So glad JT and Michael have opened up the Stetson Mansion for all to see a fantastic property built in so different of a time from today. JT's decorating is spectacular - Our tour guide (I wish I could remember his name...More

1  Thank nccurt1963
Reviewed yesterday

Amazingly beautiful and inventive Christmas display. Talking to JT and understanding the love that goes into it made it even more special. This was a day trip from Jacksonville and was well worth it. We loved downtown Deland, too. Highly recommend.

1  Thank DrSuzi
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JT T
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Response from jsaintj | Reviewed this property |
I checked my review!! I gave u five stars! U sure it was me😩
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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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Eileen R
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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
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