Experience the Best of Florida During Stetson Mansion Legacy Week
The Stetson Mansion is part of Florida’s first luxury real estate and the grandest home ever built in Florida before the 20th century. It listed on TripAdvisor’s “Top Things to Do in Florida.”
The estate was hidden and lost for 100 years. It has recently been rescued, restored and updated in a timeless fashion. Built in 1886 for famed hat maker and philanthropist John B. Stetson, this winter retreat was the only richly detailed "Gilded Age" mansion built in Florida. The eclectic and unusual architectural design also includes a variety of complicated interior carvings, 16 patterns of the nation's most rare and intricate parquet wood floors and 10,000 panes of original leaded glass windows. Even if the house was empty, the details are captivating.
The Stetsons were known for hosting magnificent parties and gatherings for local townsfolk and elite society including President Cleveland, the King and Queen of England and Henry Flagler, who built a rail spur right to the estate so friend Thomas Edison could install one of the world's first home electric systems.
The second annual Stetson Mansion Legacy Week is a magical and awe-inspiring celebration at Florida's first luxury estate. A not-to-miss tour when visiting Daytona Beach, this event focuses on the legacy of John B. Stetson and includes special heirloom items on loan from Stetson University. As part of the celebration, there will be free wine and beer tastings at local establishments. Reservations are required. Please visit the website for more information.
Although we provide the utmost luxury at Central Manor Apartments in Daytona Beach, Florida, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!
Saturday, July 21, 2018—Times Vary
Event Venue Location:
1031 Camphor Lane
DeLand, Florida 32720