Stetson Mansion Decks the Halls, Walls and Ceilings for the Holidays!!



                                               "A Christmas tour of the Stetson Mansion is an event!!

The theme planned for 2014 is "Frozen." This year again we have added decorations to the second floor.  Designer decorations from around the world will adorn the Mansion and the School House. Visitors will be guided through the 1st and second floors of the home by a knowledgeable tour guide, or maybe even one of the owners,  as holiday music from the baby grand player piano wafts in the background.  These enchanting tours  lead guests through the first two floors which include the 3 main bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and the secret master closet while being fed the history of the mansion, details of the decorations  as well as relating the inspiring story of the current owners extensive restoration.  Just when you think you have seen it all you are then treated to a visit into the original schoolhouse which has since been converted to  a Zen like cottage featuring a soaring 15 ft ceiling decorated with  holiday regalia.

Magical and awe inspiring are the best words to describe the estate and tour. Christmas tours will start on November 15th and continue until January 15th.  All tours must be booked in advance, so make sure to check for availability.  The cost for the tour is $25+tax  and  will last approximately one hour.  Owner JT Thompson says,  “Every time I walk around the mansion or lead a tour this time of year I feel like a little boy filled with the enthusiasm and joy of Christmas. I still can’t believe that a kid born and raised in the projects of Newark, New Jersey gets to call this place is pretty amazing."

 Tour info and the online reservation link are below the videos.

 2013 Christmas Video  (See link below videos)


 Christmas 2012 

 Christmas 2011  



Christmas 2010 


 Christmas 2013 Fox News



    "Christmas Spectacular" tours will operate Nov 15-Jan 15 

 10:30, 1:30, and 5:00 daily, excluding Sunday Mornings.

  Reservations are Required for all tours.

$25+tax Cash Only 

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Stetson:

Bogo! Free return tours 2/1/15 - 7/1/15 when you bring a paying guest and your validated "Christmas Spectacular" ticket. It's our gift to you!

 Click "Book A Tour Box" below

Group Info:

Bookings of 8 or more is considered a group and requires a reservation deposit.You must indicate maximum number of guest reservations you would like to "hold" at the time of booking. Additions are not guaranteed.

We offer one free admission with every 15 paid.

All  groups booking a tour require  a deposit  within 7 days of booking or risk cancellation.

We do not accept group bookings less than 14 days before tour date without payment in full.

8-14 guests: $100 reservation deposit.

15+ guests:  $250 reservation deposit.

Final total group number must be confirmed at least 30 days before tour or your group can be canceled without a refund.  You will be charged for the number of guests booked. Cancellations must be made 30 days in advance  for a refund.

Final payment for the entire group must be received at least 14 days before the tour date  or special arrangements must made with the Stetson Mansion . Failure to submit payment or make arrangements can forfeit your tour reservations.

Group deposits are only refundable if the group is canceled 30 days in advance.  Cancellation of up to 2 guests is permitted 72 hours in advance for such things as illness.

To book a group please email us your 1st and second choice request date and time, #of guests and cell phone number you will be driving to the Mansion with. Email your request to

 Checks are payable to:  Stetson Mansion, 1031 Camphor Lane, Deland, Fl    32720 



                                                                ^ To Book a Tour Click this Box^



 Lunch or Dinner Reservations can be made at the Brickhouse Grill.

"The historic Brickhouse grill is downtown Deland's most popular destination for great food since 1875."

142 N Woodland Blvd, Deland, Fl 32720

Call Brickhouse for reservations  at:

 (386) 785 1237


The owners of the Brickhouse are proud to announce the opening of Deland's newest restaurant:


"Modern, Upscale, Fresh."

145 North Woodland Blvd, Deland Fl  32720         386-279-7527 


 Christmas Sponsors:

This year we are proud to partner with the following companies who have helped enhance the beautiful Christmas spirit at the Mansion:

Green Valley Christmas Trees

 The NCC Company