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Stetson Mansion

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Address: 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand, FL 32720
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+1 386-873-0167
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Stetson Mansion is a spectacular Victorian mansion built for famed hat...

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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Why do the Biltmore when you have Stetson for Christmas!?!?!?!?

We visited the Stetson Mansion in DeLand for its last Christmas Tour on Jan 14 and we were VERY impressed. The mansion was beautifully decorated with every room having a... read more

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Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Stetson Mansion in DeLand for its last Christmas Tour on Jan 14 and we were VERY impressed. The mansion was beautifully decorated with every room having a different theme. One of the owners actually does ALL of the decorating himself...quite a feat when you visit the mansion!!!! JoAnne was our guide and we found her to be... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolute fantastic tour through this spectacularly maintained and decorated piece of FL history. We were amazed by the beautifully decorated rooms - each with their own theme and personally decorated by the owners of the mansion!! We even had the special treat of having JT come into one of the rooms while we were touring for a very heartfelt... More 

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Sturgis, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The two gentlemen that own the home know how to live. They restored this outstanding historical home and modernized it just enough to live in it. They did an amazing job and truly a give to the county. My wife and I took our two daughters and my parents to see it. Our eleven year old was really impressed. We... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a Great Experience, personnel esp JoAnne our guide was terrific. We loved the theme this year Angels, 12 Days, Scrooge display, every room had it's own surprise.Beautifully done.... Thank you Gary / Donna

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this review

Gary and Donna you are very welcome and we thank you for sharing in the spirit of Christmas at the mansion. I am so glad that you liked this years themes and believe it or not I am already working on next year's decorations ;) I hope you can make it back for one of our historic tours folks. See... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Stetson Mansion for their Christmas Spectacular tour and was thrilled I took the time to go. I procrastinated, waiting until the very last day to see it, but wow, it was far beyond what I expected! The home was decorated by one of the owners who truly has an amazing gift for impeccable detail. Every inch of... More 

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this review

Whew...you made it just in time Diane..thank you so much for visiting with us this season. I am so glad that you enjoyed my Christmas designs and I appreciate all your words of praise. As I take down all the decorations I am already anticipating welcoming back guests in February, I hope you are one of those return guests. See... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Stetson Mansion was built as the winter home of the Stetson family. It was rescued and brought back to the grande dame that she once was about 4 years ago. It is about 10,000 square feet. As such, it is this wonderful Victorian home that feels quite livable. The holiday decorations are creative and beautiful and change each year.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Stetson Mansion was on our Bucket List and it didn't disappoint us. Thank you JT and Michael for restoring this beautiful mansion and sharing it with all of us during Christmas. It is beautifully maintained but the extra work you put into it during the holidays is fantastic. We love that you kept the true meaning of Christmas -... More 

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this review

Rita I am so happy that you got to check us off your bucket list, thank you for touring the mansion. Although our Christmas Spectacular has ended I will cherish the time and memories of the season. Christmas is all about the celebration of the arrival of the Christ child and we here at the Stetson Mansion always keep that... More 

Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh my, this is one stunning mansion! Every detail is before your eyes. We were able to see the mansion at its finest holiday decor. Never have I seen such detail and complexity of decorations, but JT did some serious holiday magic and designed the most beautiful home you will ever see. I was amazed and struck with sheer awe... More 

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this review

JoAnne that you for capping off our Christmas Spectacular season with such a wonderfully flattering and enthusiastic review, we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to share this landmark home with you and all our thousands and thousands of guests. The mansion will reopen its doors in February and I for one cannot wait to welcome back so many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Sunday in January before they took down the decorations. What a fantastic job they have done over the years to make this accessible to the public. Was completely unaware that this was a private residence. Amazing renovation by JT and Mike over the past 12 years to bring this historic treasure to its current beautiful condition. Parquet... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to see the Christmas decorations although we have lived in Orlando for many years. The home was beautifully decorated with layers of greenery, vines, ornaments and clever ideas. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We are going back to see the home later this year without adornment and to learn more about it. Quite... More 

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for touring the Stetson Mansion, I am so glad that after all those years in Orlando you made it over for a visit. What a Christmas season it was, I can't believe how quickly it has flown by. We are all very excited to finish packing away the Christmas finery and prepare for our historic tours... More 

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