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Stetson Mansion

1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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Spirit of Christmas

This is one of best tours you can take during the holiday season to experience the spirit of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dragosomerset
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Awesome Christmas Tour

After visiting the Stetson mansion for the last three spring seasons we decided to fly in from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MC1147
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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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+1 386-873-0167
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Reviewed yesterday 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!

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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 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 yesterday

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 3 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 yesterday

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 3 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 2 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 4 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 3 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 4 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 3 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

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Christmas Display and tour. Joanne is a great guide! This is my 3rd or 4th time. Fine for kids 8 or older. Not suitable for toddlers and younger.More

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

Hello and thank you for joining us on one of our Christmas Spectacular tours. We love welcoming past guests back to the mansion to share memories and celebrate a new season of joy with. JoAnn is AWESOME and we are so happy to count her...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friends and I took a day trip to Deland FL to visit the Stetson Mansion. We are very glad we did! Each room in the mansion was beautifully decorated for Christmas! The guides were wonderful and gave us information about each different theme and...More

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

Thank you for sharing this chock full of wonderful facts about our hidden gem my friend! I am so glad that you and your friends made a day of it in DeLand and allowed us to share in the Christmas season with all of you....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

First time visiting the Stetson Mansion . Every room was decorated with spectacular Christmas decorations. I’ve never seen anything like it . The owners open their doors for the public to experience their home. I would highly recommend visiting the Stetson Mansion.More

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

Glen thank you so much for allowing to share our home and the magic of the Christmas season with you, it is a tremendous source of joy to know that guests enjoy the mansion as much as we do. I appreciate your 5 STARS and...More

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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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