For a glimpse into the opulent 19th-century lifestyle of one of Florida’s wealthiest residents, head intoStetson Mansion, one of Florida's most historic houses and its only Gilded Age mansion. Named “Florida’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction” by TripAdvisor, the private 1886 Victorian estate of J.B. Stetson—the inventor of cowboy hats—offers all-access tours of its styled rooms, decorated hallways, and numerous nooks. Notice the elaborate parquet floors and antique windows. Opt for a grand tour to see more rooms and the tower balcony. One of the more popular rooms, the Zen room—once a schoolhouse and now a cottage—features an original Polynesian ceiling. Tour times are limited and reservations required. Contact the owners in advance. Plan to visit Stetson Mansion during your DeLand vacation using our convenient DeLand trip planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Stetson Mansion reviews
The restoration of this mansion would've made a great HGTV series! We loved the antique glass in the windows and the unique patterns in the original parquet floors. Tour dates are very limited so...
The restoration of this mansion would've made a great HGTV series! We loved the antique glass in the windows and the unique patterns in the original parquet floors. Tour dates are very limited so... more »
I loved the history in this place it IS tangible! I hope to make it back down some time for the Christmas display. You wont be disappointed. I wish I could remember our guides name she was great!
I loved the history in this place it IS tangible! I hope to make it back down some time for the Christmas display. You wont be disappointed. I wish I could remember our guides name she was great! more »
We have done house tours around the globe and this one by far was one of the best. Our guide Joanne had a real passion for the place. She was a great guide. The owners did a great job with restoring this place to keep its historical integrity but yet made it a functional home to live in. Thank you guys for saving this place. We will definitely be back for the Christmas season to see the decorations. I believe Joanne mentioned that one of the owners is from Newark Nj. My parents were born there and I was born in Elizabeth the next town over. It’s great to see other “city folk” have a passion for historical houses.
Just got back from a great tour of Stetson mansion. We toured all 3 floors and were In awe of all the beauty & history of this beautiful house. The owners have done such a wonderful job restoring the house and grounds. Joanne was a great guide and was full of knowledge of the history of the house and Stetson family. I have also been there for several Christmas tours which are unbelievable.
Plan your trip to DeLand
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in DeLand
Hidden gems in DeLand
Side trips from DeLand
Historic Sites in DeLand
Museums in DeLand
Trips in Stetson Mansion by other users
20 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Clearwater Key Largo Marathon 14 days in Orlando BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Walt Disney World Resort Universal Orlando Resort Universal's Islands of Adventure 12 days in Orlando BY A USER FROM IRELAND Walt Disney World Resort Universal Orlando Resort Universal's Islands of Adventure 30 days in Ocala, Lakeland & Bradenton BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Ocala Lakeland Bradenton 43 days in United States & Ottawa BY A USER FROM BRAZIL Miami Orlando San Francisco 38 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Homosassa Dunnellon Mount Dora