“The House That Hats Built”
Florida’s Most Historic Home
Hidden and Unknown for 100 Years
Tripadvisor has named the Stetson Mansion, the top rated landmark attraction in all of Florida. Florida's First Luxury Estate, built in 1886 for famed hat maker John B. Stetson is the largest, grandest, and most historic home ever built in Florida before the 20th century. This Gilded Age estate is still a private estate. It is not a museum or a home frozen in time, although it predates all other grand mansion museums in Florida. The home of Florida’s first snow bird and famous hat baron was hidden and lost for 100 years. It has recently been rescued, restored and updated in a timeless fashion. Historic tours are offered between February and September. The mansion is closed between Sept 15 and Nov 14th while we decorate for the holidays. USA Today’s 10Best named the Stetson Mansions’ outstandingly lavish adult “Christmas Spectacular!” the best Holiday Home Tour in Florida and #5 in the entire country!
Historic Past and Present Tours are offered February 1st thru Sept 14th.
Closed Sept 15th - Nov 14th
Christmas Tours are offered 3-5 times daily Nov 15th-Jan 15th.