Make a day or two of it in DeLand

Authentic Old Florida

When you plan your trip to the Mansion be sure you allow time to visit authentic Old Florida.  Just a mile and a half away is quaint downtown DeLand, "New England in Florida." Drive by charming turn of the century homes on Minnesota St and see the campus of  Florida's oldest private university on Woodland Blvd.  Park your car.  Stroll down main street and shop for antiques or unique gifts at places like Rivertown Antique Mall and the Quilt shop of DelandSip a glass of craft beer at Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co, The Abbey or So.NY Trading Co or enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails before lunch or dinner at Byte Bistro or Brickhouse Grill.

Taste the most delicious confections at Sweet Things. and take in a show at the Athens Theater. 

 For the best Key Lime pie in America, a 5 minute drive to Kermit's Key Lime Pie Shoppe will be well worth the trip. Groups may book a free tour. The pies are made right there along with dozens of other key lime specialty products. Nearby is Blue Springs where dozens of Manatees huddle on cold mornings in the warmer waters of the springs. This natural wonder is on the St.John's River  where river tours are like looking through a window into our past.

If you are looking for thrills, jump out of a plane. DeLand is the regional capital of skydiving.

Just 12 miles north of downtown DeLand on Woodland Blvd (SR17) is the Barberville Pioneer Settlement at the intersection of SR40. This ia a wonderful collection of historic buildings and it has many festivals each year. You can't get more authentic than a real functioning blacksmith shop!

Dining

We suggest  lunch or dinner reservations at Brickhouse Grill or Byte because we know the twin brothers who own these restaurants welcome our guests and guarantee to serve you to your satisfaction.  10% off your food bill with your ticket from the Stetson Mansion. We have a complete price fixed menu with a group booking contact info available to Stetson Mansion groups. Please request it.

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

 Byte Bistro

Casual, Modern, Fresh.

The Jennings brothers upscale bistro.

145 North Woodland Blvd, DeLand Fl32720 

 (386)-279-7527