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DeBary Hall Historic Site

This 8,000 square foot mansion was built in 1871 and is one of Central Florida’s most historically significant buildings.

DeBary Hall is a magnificent 19th century hunting estate overlooking the St. Johns River in DeBary, Florida. DeBary Hall was constructed by Frederick DeBary as a winter retreat and hunting estate. Mr. DeBary was a wine importer, who also grew hundreds of acres of citrus trees and operated a steamboat company on the St Johns River.

DeBary Hall is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and was visited by historic figures including Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Grover Cleveland; the Astors, Goulds and Vanderbilts; and the Prince of Wales, who became King Edward VII. DeBary Hall was once a 10,000 acre property, today it is 10 acres of preserved historical sites.

You can see DeBary Hall’s exterior and grounds for free from the Spring to Spring Trail which traverses miles of Volusia County and connects to nearby beautiful sites like Gemini Springs and Green Springs. Informative tours of the property and home are offered for a small admission fee ($4 for seniors, $5 for adults, and $2 for children aged 3 to 12). DeBary Hall is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit the official website for further details and upcoming events.