Lillian Place Heritage Center, Daytona Beach

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Victorian Afternoon Tea and Tour

3rd Tuesday of the Month 2-4 PM

$20 per guest

Our afternoon tea includes a brewed flavored tea, a regular tea, scones with jam, savory finger sandwiches, bread pudding and pastries. After the tea, costumed re-enactors portraying some of the early pioneers of Daytona Beach, give a guided tour of Lilian Place Museum.

These teas are public but require a reservation.

*Private teas can also be scheduled upon request with a minimum of 15 guests.*

Food allergies or restrictions can be accommodated with advanced notice with the reservation.


Tours are $5 for non-members & free for current members of the Heritage Preservation Trust.

Kids, students, and Veterans are free.

The last tour starts at 4pm.


Rent Lilian Place Grounds




Site rental is $50/hr w/ additional $50 deposit (set up/clean up fee)

Enjoy your meeting, party, or even wedding on the beautiful grounds of Lilian Place and Hotchkiss House! Overlooking the Halifax River and shaded by aged trees, it's the perfect place for a cool, comfortable summer event!


127-year old Lilian Place is the oldest home on Daytona's beachside. It is an excellent example of Italianate High Victorian architecture.

Lilian Place

Lilian Place is the oldest house on Daytona's beachside. This Italianate Victorian house was built in 1884 by one of the city's first settlers Laurence Thompson. Lilian Place sat abandoned and neglected until December of 2009, when the Trust was awarded a Volusia County ECHO Grant to acquire this significant site. After two years of community support, Lilian Place is now open to the public as a fully furnished historic property, but there is still restoration work to be done!

Hotchkiss House

The Hotchkiss House is located next door to Lilian Place. In 1905 Eliphalet Hubbell Hotchkiss had this grand Victorian turreted winter home built overlooking the Halifax River. This property had been sadly neglected, the house and grounds needed an immense amount of repairs. These were achieved through the donation of funds and manpower. It is now the location of our beautiful afternoon teas! Hotchkiss House still requires work and all help is much appreciated!

*Volunteer Day: Saturdays at 9:30 AM*
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  • John was our incredibly knowledgeable tour guide of this historic house. The tour was $5 per person and lasted about 2 hours. We learned so much about the history of Daytona, specifically in the...  more »
  • There is major bridge construction where the actual entrance is, so it is hard to find. We parked and walked to look for it. it was definitely worth the extra effort!  more »
  • We had Victorian Tea at the Lilian Place Heritage Place. Lillian Place is a lovely Victorian house. The food was delectable and the tea was very good. The volunteers who served were absolutely wonderful and a joy. And the work they do in preserving historical homes is highly commendable. Highly recommend.
  • Historic tour and history of area. Free parking. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. Enjoy browsing through gift shop.

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