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Worth your time to walk by and read the information sign out front and admire the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Madeira Beach, Florida
Magnificent Victorian Structure

One of the 'Must Sees' of Mount Dora. Admittedly you can't get to see the interior, but even from... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2018

The Donnelly House Mount Dora Pretty-charming historic house, let's see: We visit the small, pretty town of Mount Dora, many times over the years since we made North Central Florida our second home. Needless to say that we love the surrounding towns and areas and...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Worth your time to walk by and read the information sign out front and admire the beautiful workmanship. I sat on a rocker on the porch and cooled my jets...it is August after all and HOT! This is in the historic district which has lots...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

I've only been inside once a while ago but this is a beautiful historic home right in the heart of downtown. As a Mount Dora high school grad I remember taking our senior class photo on the steps and the front lawn. It's an iconic...More

Thank FLGirlForever
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I agree with other reviews that it's unfortunate that the general public cannot tour the interior of the house. I am privileged to be able to go inside due to my membership in the Order of the Eastern Star, a branch of the Masonic fraternity...More

Thank hdbabe2006
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

It’s beautiful on the outside, but it kind of is unfortunate that you cannot go inside. I think because this is a “must see” that they would make good business making it a museum of some sort.

Thank Jake D
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We walked by the beautiful Donnelly House (on Donnelly Street) & took a picture. Unfortunately it’s privately owned (Masonic Lodge?), so we weren’t able to go inside. It’s on the edge of the downtown area, so definitely worth a walk by.

Reviewed 6 February 2018

Although one can't enter the privately owned home, the exterior of this old home is exquisite. I was left in awe over this old Victorian home. It's well worth stopping to take a photo.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 November 2017

One of the 'Must Sees' of Mount Dora. Admittedly you can't get to see the interior, but even from the outside it's a magnificent Victorian structure. Maintained in immaculate condition it is an outstanding architectural example of its type. Definitely worth a walk-by.

Thank SoloTogether
Reviewed 30 August 2017

You can only view from outside, but is worth a look whilst in Mount Dora, the silver roof is amazing!

Thank Scorpio1064
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful historic house. We happened to jump into a Masonic member who helped in the renovations. Keith gave us a great history lesson. There are no tour available inside the house. Yet. It is a site to see. Thanks again Keith.

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21 October 2016|
Response from Solomon_Montana | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. It is old enough to have picked up a few myths along the way. You will have to swing by on Halloween night and find out.
11 July 2016|
Response from Solomon_Montana | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the Mason's who own the house. Last I saw the building is for sale.