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TEMPORARY CLOSURE

To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, DeBary Hall Historic Site is closed until further notice.

DeBary Hall Historic Site welcomes individuals, families, and larger groups of visitors. To help you explore, we offer award-winning exhibits; multimedia programs; and guided tours focusing on the St. Johns River region, the winter house and lands, and Florida people who worked at the big estate.

At the Visitors Center, you can explore the historic St. Johns river in an Imagidome Theater presentation that recaps some of the history of the beautiful river and Frederick deBary's role in its development.

Trek along the Spring-to-Spring Trail that traverses land owned by Volusia County and the St. Johns River Water Management District, and have a picnic in the new trailhead pavilion. And, don't miss the new DeBary Hall gift shop full of unique treasures. 

198 Sunrise Blvd.
DeBary, FL 32713 
386-668-3840 or 386-736-5953

Hours
Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Sunday: noon to 4 p.m. 
(Last guided tour begins at 3:30.) 

Driving directions

From Interstate 4: Take exit 108 and turn right (west) on Dirksen Drive. Turn right on Mansion Boulevard and left on Sunrise Blvd and follow the signs to the parking lot.

From U.S. 17-92: Go east on Dirksen Drive. Turn left on Mansion Boulevard. Turn left on Sunrise Boulevard and follow the signs to the parking lot.

map showing debary hall mansion boulevard off of dirksen drive


Tour fees
Seniors $4
Adults $5
Children (Ages 3  to 12) $2
Educational tours* $3

Group tours
Please call (at least two weeks in advance) to make arrangements.

Specialty tours
DeBary Hall now offers tour topics to cater to your group's special interests.

  • Tea time: Gather a group of close friends or your social group and schedule a tea-tasting at DeBary Hall Historic Site. Tour the home, then sip tea and learn about high and low tea traditions. This is a great opportunity for your group to meet and socialize while learning about an interesting activity from the past. Our education coordinator will work with youth groups to complete badge requirements or lesson plans. Just let us know! 

    Tea time tours are two hours long. They are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Please schedule one month in advance.

    Fee: $15 per person

     
  • Basic school and youth group tour: Want to get out of the classroom for an educational, but memorable, experience? Bring your class, scout group or youth club to DeBary Hall! We start with a virtual ride down the St. Johns River. Then we tour the 140-year-old DeBary Hall. Learn about vacationing in early Florida, gizmos and gadgets, and the deBary family. DeBary Hall also offers a picnic area.

    Availability: School and youth group tours are one hour long. They are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Please schedule two weeks in advance.

    Fee: $3 for youths, $5 for chaperones

     
  • In-school tours: Our education coordinator can bring DeBary Hall to your classroom! Our classroom tour includes artifacts from DeBary Hall, a miniature panel exhibit, and lessons about early Florida living and vacationing to Central Florida in the 19th century. For classrooms with multi-media capabilities, we can explore DeBary Hall through a virtual tour on a CD rom. We also have several worksheets and will be happy to coordinate our visit with ongoing lesson plans or subjects.  

    Availability: In-school tours are 45 minutes long. They are available Tuesday through Friday. Please schedule two weeks in advance.

    Fee: $35 per class

     
  • Geo-Cache Self-Guided Tour
    A series of treasure hunts dotted along the River of Lakes Heritage Corridor Scenic Highway in West Volusia County, Florida. The Corridor spans 15 communities from Seville in Northwest Volusia to Osteen in the Southwest. Quests are place-based educational programs that utilize rhyming and riddle-like clues along with hand-drawn maps, icons and GPS coordinates to reveal special places and stories.

Disabled visitors
The first floor of DeBary Hall is wheelchair-accessible, and visitors can explore theentire site through easy-to-navigate multimedia programs. These interactive offerings include a room-by-room virtual tour of the house, plus a look at the grounds and the larger estate.

DeBary Hall Historic Site is owned by the State of Florida and managed 
by Volusia County’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.

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    123 W. Indiana Ave.
    DeLand, FL 32720
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