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at Lilian Place!

Current and Upcoming Events:

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Don't miss this event at Lilian Place!

Our new Paranormal experience!

Join the GASP Paranormal team at Lilian Place Museum for an evening of history, spirits and legends! 

 Ghostly sightings have been reported at Lilian Place over the years. The most frequent tales of visitation involve a mysterious woman in a white dress who walks the halls.

Experience a real ghost investigation with the professional GASP Paranormal Investigators to solve the mystery of the lady in white and other spirits at 1884 Lilian Place! 

From 7:30-10pm you can join in the paranormal experience!

7:30 sign in
(view previous investigation findings at LP, learn the history and legends of Lilian Place and receive your investigation instuctions)

8:00 your investigation begins, walk the halls, communicate with spirits using professional ghost hunting equipment

10:00 the investigation ends, present your findings!


Don't miss this opportunity for this unique experience! 

Limited space nightly! 

Only $37.50+tax per person - Choose your night below

GASP paranormal investigators Ed and Martin are a professional investigation team out of St. Augustine, FL.  Their goal is to solve or explain uncommon occurrences and unexplained phenomena, encounter the afterlife and find the truth behind these encounters.


Become a Heritage Preservation Trust member and help to preserve these historic properties.

Only $25 for a single membership/$40 for a family membership. Click for member/sponsorship options.

Donations appreciated!  All proceeds go toward the preservation of 1884 Lilian Place and 1905 Hotchkiss House.  Heritage Preservation Trust is a 501c3 nonprofit.

Don't miss this event at Hotchkiss House!
History Winedown
Wednesday October 20th,

Unwind from the day and enjoy an evening on the riverfront at Hotchkiss House 1905 Queen Anne Victorian, original winter home of Eli Hotchkiss "The Stapler King"!

Start the evening with a delicious dinner or appetizer
by Chef Brian from 5:30-6:30!
The delicious dinner to be served in the Hotchkiss House dining room and patio (weather permitting) overlooking the Halifax River.  
Then at 6:30 enjoy a lively discussion about an interesting event in history with a guest speaker!
October Guest Speaker:  Michelle Davidson local professional artist, author, and psychic empath will talk about her book, “Florida’s Haunted Hospitality”

After the discussion...Watch the sunset and relax on the patio.


$5.00 members, $10.00 non-members per person

includes 2 drinks and quest speaker discussion. 

Dinner and appetizers extra $$


Please call to reserve your seat 386-256-4810

or contact us via email.

For more information on Michelle Davidson or



October 19th
November 16th

Holiday Teas:
December 7th
December 14th


You are invited to a Victorian Tea

the 3rd Tuesday of each month

from 2-4pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon Victorian tea with freshly brewed "premier" teas, petite sandwiches, tasty desserts. and scones with clotted cream graciously served by our attentive staff!

Plus a walk-thru tour of the 1884 Lilian Place museum

and a visit to our craft gift shop!

Hotchkiss House

1000 S. Peninsula Dr.

Daytona Beach, FL


$20 plus tax per person

Call for reservations 386-256-4810

(if no answer, please leave a message with your name, phone number, how many in your party, and tea date.  We will call to confrim your reservation)



Be sure to visit Lilian Place Heritage Center's two historic homes - Lilian Place and Hotchkiss House on 2.5 beautiful acres on the riverfront in Daytona Beach.  

Preservation efforts started in 2009 at Lilian Place and 2012 at Hotchkiss House by the Heritage Preservation Trust.

Help us continue the preservation efforts by donating today! Or become a HPT member and enjoy member benefits!

Any day to start crafting with Lilian Place Craft group.

This group will meet monthly but crafting activities will happen daily.  We will be making seasonal wreaths, arrangements and decorative items to sell in the Museum Shop, all training and materials will be provided.

To join call 386-256-4810 for additional information or contact us today! 
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Visit our new Veterans/Heritage walkway!

The long-awaited Veterans/Heritage walkway is now connecting Lilian Place and Hotchkiss House!
View the specially engraved brick pavers that memorialize a loved one, veteran or Lilian Place supporter.

Thank you all who helped to create this walkway and donated to help preserve history at Lilian Place Heritage Center!

You can still order an engraved paver for the Memorial walkway still to be constructed.  See below for details...
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Our newest donation...
a 200+ year Crazy Quilt handed down from generation to generation with various amazing embroidered patches
from the Adel Fredenburg family.
Crazy Quilt - block-style patchwork quilt became a "distinct expression" of nineteenth-century America.


Come learn the history of Victorian women of Daytona Beach.
Women in the Victorian society had one main role in life, which was to marry and take part in their husbands' interests and business. Before marriage, they would learn housewife skills such as weaving, cooking, washing, and cleaning, unless they were of a wealthy family.

August 19 Winedown

Historian Ed Siarkowicz President of the Flagler Historical Society presents

“Hewitt's Revolutionary War Sawmill and Dam.”

John Hewitt was an expert builder and contractor who arrived in St. Augustine before the American Revolution in 1768. He obtained a 1,000 acre property near Pellicer Creek in what is now Flagler County and shortly thereafter built a sophisticated water powered sawmill.

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June 17th Winedown

Presentation by Ryan Lowry,

history researcher and artifact collector:

“Stalemate on Peleliu: A Forgotten Battle”


Hear the tale of Private John McEnroe who was a flamethrower sent to the Pacific front.  On September 15th, 1944, the stage was set for one of the most dramatic clashes between the United States and Japan. Within the first few days, nearly an entire U.S. Marine regiment would be decimated. Only after 74 days of combat on a coral island would the fighting finally come to an end

July 15th Winedown

Presentation by Ashley Andrews Lear, Professor of Humanities at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: 

"Women of To-Morrow: The Social Activism of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow."


For Rawlings and Glasgow, the very act of writing as women was a political act.  Glasgow founded the Richmond SPCA and was a leading advocate for women's rights and the suffrage movement.  Rawlings was an avid conservationist and staunch defender of the Cracker community.  Both women were known for their progressive views on race relations, especially toward the end of their career. This presentation will examine where their activism converged and how it helped to form this important literary friendship.

May 20th Winedown

Presentation by Zach Zacharias,

Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History Museum of Arts and Sciences Daytona Beach, Florida:

Early History of Tourism in Northeast Florida

Discover the roots of how Florida became one of the great tourist destinations in the world. Learn about the invalids, wealthy northerners, and sportsman all came to Florida not long after becoming a territory in 1821.


Please help us to continue to offer interesting speakers each month.  Donate today!

Like the presentations?  Show your support for future Lilian Place history events by donating now!  Donations appreciated!

Future Lilian Place History Winedowns may be held at Hotchkiss House, 1000 S Peninsula Dr, Daytona Beach, FL

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Held at Hotchkiss House Cultural Event Center .

Or, take a tour of Lilian Place the 1884 museum!

1000 S Peninsula Dr,

Daytona Beach, FL

386-256-4810 for information

Please check back for future events!

SCHEDULE YOUR EVENT NOW - CALL 386-256-4810 or 386-212-3249

Held at Hotchkiss House Cultural Event Center .

Or, take a tour of Lilian Place the 1884 museum!

1000 S Peninsula Dr,

Daytona Beach, FL

386-256-4810 for information