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The Howey Mansion

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The restoration work continues!

We toured the mansion last spring but wow! They have made great progress over the past 6 months... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Toronto, Canada
Tour of a mansion built in the 1920s

Amazing house from the 1920s that was built in a small little town. The house hosted many... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Howey in the Hills, 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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1001 Citrus Ave, Howey in the Hills, FL 34737-3218
+1 407-906-4918
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of four adults have toured many homes over the years and did not have a favorable experience. The entrance fee was $15 per person. Although the structure and sparse contents could potentially be interesting, the self-guided tour was definitely not... The attendant, a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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GuatemalaPCV, Owner at The Howey Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback-- it helps us improve the guest experience for future guests.

Reviewed 11 December 2018

We toured the mansion last spring but wow! They have made great progress over the past 6 months with the restoration. I took two friends who had never been there and they loved the tour which takes about an hour. We booked out tickets on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Amazing house from the 1920s that was built in a small little town. The house hosted many dignitaries over the years. It was purchased a couple of years ago and restored. The house was abandoned for years and the restoration is amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Golfer1836
Reviewed 29 November 2018

The young lady who conducted the tour was very informative concerning its history and present condition. The state of repair was less then we suspected. Restoration is not complete. According to the tour guide, a million dollars has been spent so far.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DudefromOh
Reviewed 31 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UberJ327
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank TravelerCentralFLA
Reviewed 6 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cy L
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sherry p
Reviewed 19 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank whimisical
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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.