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



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

The Stetson Mansion is not a museum of any kind. It is a spectacular private "Gilded Age" residence built in 1886 with rich architectural details. The 2015 theme to be announced. Each year's decorations are always different.This year we will again we have  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 first 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. Steps are involved. There is no elevator.

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 so many people want to come to my home and celebrate Christmas with me!"

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

2014 Preview:   Click this Wesh2 link below:


 2013 Christmas Video  


 Christmas 2012 

 Christmas 2011  



Christmas 2010 




    "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.

Adults $25+tax ($26.63)

 Children $15+tax ($15.98)

 5 and under free. 

Cash Only 

75 Minutes

Free Parking

 Click "Book A Tour Box" below

For 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 cancelation.

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

8-14 guests: $100 deposit or full payment  with reservation booking.

15+ guests:  $250 deposit  or full payment with 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  up to 2 guests is permitted 72 hours in advance for such things as illness. There are no refunds for no shows.

To book a group please email us your 1st and second choice request date, time,  and #of guests. We will send you a booking form. Email your request to

We do not accept credit cards.

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



                                                                ^ To Book a Tour Click this Box^

Make a day of it!

When you plan your trip to the Mansion be sure you allow time to visit nearby charming downtown DeLand.  Park your car. In the same block you can have lunch or dinner at Byte or Brickhouse  taste the most delicious confections at Sweet Things and see the latest patterns and fabrics at the Quilt Shop.  For the best Key Lime pie in America, a short drive to Kermit's Key Lime Pie Shoppe  will be well worth the trip. The pies are made right there along with dozens of other key lime specialty products.   A map will be provided at the Mansion to make travel easy!



We suggest  lunch or dinner reservations at Brickhouse or Byte because we know the twin brothers who own these restaurants welcome our guests and guarantee to serve you to your satisfaction.

  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

 (386) 785 1237



" Casual, Modern, Fresh."

The Jennings brothers all new dinning destination.

145 North Woodland Blvd, DeLand Fl  32720 



                                                Christmas Sponsors

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

The NCC Corp. (Remote controls for Christmas lights)

  Green Valley Christmas Trees   (Live Trees )

  Chase Products  (Decorative spray finishes.) 

  The  Quilt Shop of Deland

  The Quilt Guild of the Villages

  Four Seasons Christmas Trees (flocking)

  Somewhere in Time Antiques

  Art Studio 308

  Habitat for Humanity

  The Magnolia Company  (garland)

  Pat and Toni's Sweet Things

  Byte Restaurant

  Brickhouse Restaurant

  Victory Cruises

  Jason Schley's Bonzais

  Lee James Floral Designs

  Atmospheres Floral and Décor

  Swahrey Designed Events

  The Old Sewing Machine Man (antique sewing machines)

Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe

The Stetson Company