Reservations are required for all tours !!
Cash Only, at the door!!
NOTE: The tours below are not offered between Nov 15- Jan 15
See our "Christmas Tours" page for "Christmas Spectacular" tour times and prices.}
Detailed Tour Overview:
Knowledgeable and friendly tour guides will lead visitors through the first and second floors of the magnificently embellished and appointed rooms, hallways and niches of the mansion. They will share an intimate history of the Mansion, the Stetsons and the new owners who saved it. Guests will see the country's most beautiful and elaborate inlaid parquet floors 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! 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 4 decorated bedrooms and bathrooms, a second living and dinning area, and the tower balcony in the tower. The Group Introductory Tour does not include any of the bedrooms in the main house.
Guests will learn about famed hat maker John B Stetson and the many famous visitors that he hosted at the estate. You will hear about the extensive three 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.
"Stetson by Night" tours will encompass all of the features the day tours include but visitors will also be treated to the complete illumination of the mansion, inside and out. This tour truly is a magical and romantic experience.
The Mansion's first floor and the guest house is beautifully decorated for the "Christmas Spectacular." See the Channel 13 videos on our Christmas page for a look at the previous years. This year will be totally different!
Tour A) Standard Tour Approximately 1hr
$20 adults, $15 for children and students (to age 22)
Tour includes first floor, second floor and school house/Zen guest cottage.
Tour B) Grand Tour Approximately 1hr. 30min.
$30 Adults and $15 Children and students (to age 22)
All three floors and the Zen guest house (minimum 4 guests to run this tour)
See new 2013 murals by artist Heather Moss on the third floor!
The Grand tour will include the 3rd floor to see 3 beautiful and unusual bedrooms, the mother in law suite, 4 more brilliant bathrooms, and the balcony views. If this portion of the tour is added to the standard tour guests will re-enter the Mansion to climb the servants staircase to the 3rd floor after the standard tour concludes in the school house.
On tour days, if four or more people who are present taking the standard tour wish to add the 3rd floor after the standard tour, the option will usually be available.
Tour C) Group Introductory Tour Approximately 40 Minutes
$15 for adults and $15 for Children and students to age 22
For school groups, church groups or other organizations of at least 20 that might have time constraints. The guided tour includes the first floor and the School House.
Groups will receive one free admission for every 15 paid admissions.
Groups of 12 or more can schedule a tour for almost any day or time of their choosing with a deposit. This provides wonderful flexibility for your club, organization or reunion.
See group deposit policy below.
Tickets are purchased at the door with CASH ONLY.
Note: Please 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!
Deposit Policy for non Holiday Tour Reservations:
No deposit required for reservations up to 7 guests.
Groups of 8 to 25 will be required to send at least a $100 deposit at time of booking.
Groups of 26 or more will be required to send at least a $240 deposit for every 58 booked.
Groups who arrange a non standard tour time will be required to prepay.
10 days in advance or greater all groups and bus companies must confirm reservation and submit final guest count. Payment for that total will be expected. Last minute additions will be allowed if space permits.
Cancelations must be made 72 hours in advance for a refund. However, the original minimum reservation deposit fee will not be refunded unless cancellation is made 10 days in advance.
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1031 Camphor Lane, Deland, FL 32720
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