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Stetson Mansion

1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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A lovely old/ new estate

We loved the restoration of the old features combined with a grand kitchen and modern bathrooms... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda L
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Binghamton, New York
Great Place to Visit

Sue was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the history of the Stetson family and of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cindy B
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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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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 is one of the first homes in the world to be designed and built with Edison electricity. 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 Reservations are required $20-$30 per person and children are $15. Payment is cash at the door and we do charge applicable sales tax. See you at the Mansion!!
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1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved the restoration of the old features combined with a grand kitchen and modern bathrooms. The best of both.

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed yesterday

Sue was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the history of the Stetson family and of the renovation to the home. Loved the adaptive renovation - not all historically correct - but made so that the home is livable. Don't miss the third...More

Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Victorian mansion built by John Stetson. It has been restored. Beautiful floors and woodwork. Joan, our guide, was very enthusiastic and so informative about the Stetson family and the current owners. This is definitively a tour worthwhile.

Thank Pat H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful winter home of John B. Stetson - not a grand palace, just a lovingly restored gilded age home. Cindy, our guide, was informative and very knowledgeable. She answered all of our questions and was very charming. We booked our tour online. The website booking...More

Thank MaryJT1947
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such A Beautiful Place, Sue our tour guide was awesome, Love the history behind the mansion!! Mr. Stetson built the mansion& had a wonderful life here, I am so happy y’all have made the mansion alive again!!

Thank Sabrina H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the added dimension of how the home was restored after years of neglect. During restoration, the new owners updated kitchen, bathrooms, and furnishings. This allowed our minds to travel back somewhat into time by being surrounded by modern features, but retaining the hundreds...More

Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the area, this Mansion is a must see. The guide takes her time to answer questions and explain the story of the Stetson family. The home is a beautiful example of how and old, beauty of a home can be given...More

Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second visit to the Stetson mansion and I am amazed at how knowledgeable Marcia was as our host. There are so many details to take in of this home and to know that J.T. and Michael live there full time and allow...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour a beautiful mansion built in 1886. The tour also provided great historical information on the time period. Marie our tour guide was very knowledgeable.More

Thank john6613
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for touring the Stetson Mansion, we are all so excited to reopen after our Christmas Spectacular take down. Marcia does a wonderful job at putting our guest at ease and welcoming them with genuine excitement as she guides them through this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While in FL, we did a day trip to DeLand and the Stetson Museum there. We had a great time at both! The tour was friendly, educational and superb. More of a hands-on tour with very little roped of . Going thru the rooms, one...More

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there or should I say aloha :) Thank you for making us part of your day trip and allowing us to share the history and architecture of the Stetson Mansion. We do our best to make visitors feel like valued guests which is why...More

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loobylou64
8 January 2018|
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Response from Lisa D | Reviewed this property |
There is one "real" bathroom, near the entrance. It is a single, very small. And then two portalets, see reviews above -- they say clean, but no running water, just hand sanitizers. This is my only drawback for this... 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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