How it all happened...

Two home renovators from South Florida were looking to purchase a little house by the beach in near Daytona. How they ended up discovering and restoring this unknown and forgotten national treasure 20 miles from the ocean is quite a tall tale, but all true. The Stetson Mansion has a lot of firsts to make it the most historic home in Florida. Imagine having Thomas Edison as a friend who can help you design and build one of the first homes in the world with electricity! It helps being one of the richest men in the world so you can build your own power company, ice plant, hotel, university, 300 acre grove and have another pal, Henry Flagler, build a spur of his railroad line directly to your property to deliver all the materials you need. Nevertheless, the story is not all about what happened in the past. The Stetson Mansion has a present and a future. Do not plan a visit here if all you want is a musty museum dedicated to the 19th century.  Our award winning guides weave many details of the original owners, the mansion, the current owners and the mansion's future. You will immediately feel how the mansion is very much alive. See you at the Mansion.