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Address: 1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
Phone Number: +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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JT & Michael are amazing!

We would like to thank both of you for giving us the priviledge to be guests at your awesome home for a Christmas tour. TJ's imagination and talent in decorating is seen in all... read more

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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We would like to thank both of you for giving us the priviledge to be guests at your awesome home for a Christmas tour. TJ's imagination and talent in decorating is seen in all his beautiful Christmas displays throughout the Mansion and his ornaments are to die for.....we loved all his little notes left in different areas. Our favorite "Drink... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a wonderful tour of the Stetson Mansion we had today. Our guide Joanne was wonderful, and a fountain of knowledge. The decorations were just breath taking, and we had the pleasure of J.T. dropping in on our group. His love of Christmas showed in every room. Thank you for saving such a beautiful home for generations to come.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were four adults taking a first time tour of the Stetson Mansion decorated for Christmas!!! WOW is an understatement at best! What a magnificent house so beautifully treated and respect by owners TJ and Michael!!! Our docent, Joanne - delightful, entertaining, personable - you would think it was her own home. What a gem in hiding! Well worth the... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I, along with our very best friends, wound up a fabulous vacation with a trip to DeLand, Florida for The Stetson Mansion 2016 Christmas Tour. They are very prompt when it comes time to start your tour. Joanne was our "guide", and was very knowledgeable and really informative in a very enjoyable manner. The work the owners... More 

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Thank Bear E
The Villages, Florida
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If you are in this area of Florida this is a must see visit. The owners have restored and made this home so beautiful you must go more than once. Decorated for different seasons so visit often. Tour guides are so full of information it's interesting learning the history. Will go again and again.

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Thank CGull2
Monte Vista, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic treat! Our tour guide, Debbie, was very fun, and knowledgeable as we went from fabulously decorated room to room. The history of the Stetson family was evident in her talk and in the rooms themselves where tribute was certainly paid to this family. Christ in Christmas was evident in the very first room, the military was recognized,... More 

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Thank karendaniel954
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Two friends from Chicago and I toured the mansion on Monday and loved it! Not only the mansion itself (which is extraordinary) but also the incredible Christmas decorations. Can't even imagine how wonderful it must be to live there. But...the best part was our tour guide, JoAnn. She answered every question, kept us laughing and was absolutely a delight. GO!

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Thank Sandra S
Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

JT Thompson has decorated this beautifully restored Mansion in Deland Fl to a magnificent Christmas spectacular. Our tour guide Debbie did such a good job explaining in great detail each room.

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

Merry Christamas and happy holidays to yor Mimi. Thank you so much for visiting the Stetson Mansion during my favorite time of year. Debbie is an awesome guide who pours so much heart and soul into her tours I am so glad you enjoyed your tour with her and hope that you return after Christmas for our historic tours. I... More 

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular display of creative decorations throughout. Docent led a most enthusiastic and interesting tour. We were thrilled and amazed when one of the 2 owners popped by to welcome us and let us know how much he loves the home, decorating for Christmas.and sharing all of this with all of us

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

So glad to read that you enjoyed the Christmas decorations and tour of the mansion. Whenever I get to meet and greet guests, it is a good day but at Christmas time it is pure joy. Thanks for sharing in our Christmas Spectacular and to you and your family I wish the happiest of Christmas seasons! More 

Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a joy to see the mansion decorated for the holidays! From the Scrooge room to the Military room to the music room, the spirit exudes! JT making a personal appearance was a real treat. His imaginative interpretations are amazing. Our Dover, Debbie was warm and personal and funny! Definitely want to return for the historical tour!

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

You are very welcome and thank you for such a spirited review friend. When I read reviews like yours I have such a sense of gratitude for the fact that I have had the privilege to share this magnificent structure with tens of thousands of visitors far and wide. I am always so conscious of this blessing in my life.... More 

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