Stetson Mansion was the winter estate of famed hat maker and philanthropist John B Stetson. Built by noted architect George T Pearson the mansion is one of the first homes in the entire world to be designed and built with Thomas Edison electricity. Architecturally the mansion appears exactly as it did in 1886 but aesthetically it shines brighter than ever before. The new owners of the mansion came up with the idea of inviting local and national sponsors to join them in their enormous undertaking and to date they have enrolled over 300 partners to proudly become an integral factor in the saving of this magnificent piece of Americana. The mansion is a wonderful reminder of what is great about America and how anyone can overcome adversity and succeed regardless of their story or situation. Visitors will be guided through every room of this private home by knowledgeable tour guides or on occasion one of the owners. Antiques and more modern elements of style and function are seamlessly integrated throughout the 9 bedroom 12 bathroom estate all the while being enveloped by the craftsmanship and elegance of a time gone by. Noted travel writer and author Roberta Sandler says “I think Stetson Mansion is an exquisite work of art that is a must see for anyone visiting the Orlando or Daytona Beach area”.
Stetson Mansion has played host to President Cleveland, King Edward VII, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, Thomas Edison and some of society’s most elite citizens. Now for the first time we can all walk in the same rooms and wander the beautiful hallways while experiencing the grandeur and opulence of a time gone by and just imagine. JT Thompson owner and project coordinator of the Stetson Mansion says “Every once in a while we get to experience the magic and inspiration of a seemingly undiscovered person or place that encourages greatness, enthusiasm and appreciation regardless of circumstance. Welcome to the Stetson Mansion…dream GIGANTIC!”
JT Thompson , Project Coordinator
1031 Camphor Lane
Deland, Florida 32720
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Stetson Mansion is Florida's first luxury estate built in1886 for famed hat maker John B Stetson. This magnificent historic treasure invites visitors to experiecne the grandeur of a time gone by during the 1.5 hour tour. The crown jewel of central FL.