The Mansion Past and Present Tours Feb-Sept
Dates for Feb 2019 will be posted Jan 20th
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL Guided TOURS. Tour dates are posted 2-8 weeks in advance. Space is limited. Free Parking.
The mansion is closed for tours September 14th to Nov 14th and Jan 16th to Feb 1st. (Our elaborate holiday preparations take time!) "Christmas Spectacular!" Holiday Home Tours are offered 3-5 x daily Nov 15 - Jan 15 in place of the history tours.
We offer all access tours. Nothing is roped off and even the owner's suite is on the tour. Steps are involved. There is no elevator and no photography inside. There is free parking on the estate.
Standard Guided Tour
Adults $22* Youth 1-22 $15* @ 1 hour 15 minutes
The Stetson Mansion offers visitors entrance into the most authentic and historic site in Central Florida. 95% of the original mansion exists in this magnificent home for the ages. Our lively friendly guides welcome you as a guest in our home as they share historic stories and amazing accomplishments. You will tour the first floor, second floor and Zen guest cottage (formerly the school house.) You can sit on the furniture and visit the owners private quarters, including their bedroom, bathroom and secret closet.
Grand Guided Tour Fan Favorite!*
Adults $30* Youth 1-22 $15* @ 1 hour 45 minutes
The Grand tour will include a trip to the 3rd floor to see 3 more beautiful and unusual designer bedrooms, the Stetson memorabilia room, the board room, 4 more brilliant bathrooms and the balcony. Guests will hear more history, stories and even comments about the Stetson Company's 150th anniversary. Ask about the hat on loan - the most expensive hat the Stetson Company now sells, diamonds and all.
*All Tickets are taxed and have a $3 processing charge thru Ticket Taylor.
Standard and Grand Tour Overview:
The Mansion is neither a Victorian or Stetson museum. It is a private residence.
Knowledgeable and friendly tour guides will lead visitors through the recently restored and updated mansion and school house. Guests will see the country's most beautiful and elaborate inlaid parquet floors (16 different patterns) and antique windows with over 10,000 panes of glass. This is an all access tour and nothing is marked "private" so the tour includes the private owners quarters as well! View magnificently embellished and appointed rooms, hallways and niches of the mansion. Visitors will also view the original schoolhouse, which has been converted into a beautiful Zen guest house featuring the original soaring Polynesian ceiling. The Grand Tour includes the third floor where guests will see 3 designer decorated bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, the boardroom and the balcony in the tower room. A deeper history lesson about the Stetson Hat will be offered in the Stetson memorabilia room,
The Mansion and School House is not filled with old furniture, flowery Victorian curtains or crammed with Stetson artifacts. This is not a museum. We do not have a pot belly stove or do we know how to cook on one! Rather, it is furnished, decorated and updated with a blend of the ages as if the original wealthy family still owned it. The Mansion is a private residence filled with history that has evolved an updated while at the same time every original opulent detail has been preserved and protected. 95% of the original Mansion is intact.
Guides will share an intimate history of the Mansion, the Stetsons and share the story about the new owners who saved it. Guests will learn about the famed hat maker John B. Stetson and the many famous visitors that he hosted at the estate. You will hear about the extensive two year restoration and rebirth of this national historic treasure and about the two men whose passion and dreams enrolled hundreds of manufacturers and artists to make it all happen.
The Mansion receives no tax dollars or grants to underwrite the admission price. There is no photography permitted inside the mansion.We celebrate the mansion's history and present use, including the 150th anniversary of the Stetson Company!
Tour Booking Information
Click the Book A Tour box in the upper right hand corner or in your mobile menu.
Please Note: Be advised that no photography or video is allowed inside the mansion. For the safety of fragile decorative items on display, which can be bumped into, we kindly request no large pocketbooks or large camera bags inside the mansion. Stairs are involved so please no high heels. Thank You. We look forward to meeting you. The historic mansion is not permitted with elevators or ramps.