Step back in time

at Lilian Place!

Current and Upcoming Events:

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You are cordially invited to a

Holiday Victorian Tea

select dates and times through December

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon Victorian tea with freshly brewed "premier" teas, tasty little sandwiches, desserts, and scones!

Graciously served at the Historic Hotchkiss House

by our attentive volunteers.

Plus a tour of the beautifully decorated

1884 Lilian Place Victorian Museum!

Click here to choose your date and purchase your ticket(s) today!


Teas $25.00+tax ($26.63) per person

View the Holiday decorated

Hotchkiss House and Lilian Place through December!

Or call to schedule your private tea for a group of 25 or more


2023 History Socials
(originally winedown Wednesday)


Join us in 2023 for a History Social

Check back for
upcoming events

RSVP online!
or call 386-256-4810
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Join us at a History Social

the third Wednesday of each month

at the Historic Hotchkiss House

built in 1905 and original Winter home of

Eli Hotchkiss "the Stapler King"

Social Hour

from 5:30-6:30pm

Dining available $$

An interesting guest speaker

from 6:30-7:30pm


Join us in 2023 - check back for future events

After the talk relax on the patio and enjoy

the evening sunset over the Halifax River

or enjoy a walk-thru tour of

Lilian Place 1884 Victorian Museum!


Click now to RSVP online

or call 386-256-4810!


History Social admission:

HPT members: FREE

Future HPT members: $5+tax per person

Dining additional $$

Not a member?  Not a problem...join today and receive HPT member benefits!

Click here to Check it out!

The Historic 1905 Hotchkiss House

Lilian Place Museum
Escape Rooms

"Night at the Museum"
Let the adventure begin...

Lilian Place Museum is where history comes alive!  Notes, clues, puzzles have been left by historic people to find the artifact, find the key, find the clues to escape the room, solve the mystery, find the treasure...within 60 minutes.


Lucile (the ghost), The Thompson Family, Dr. Josie Rogers, Stephen Crane, James Gamble, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Mary Burgoyne, Al Capone, Ma Barker, (and a few other gangsters), Bill "The Real" McCoy & more are there to help guide you in your quest.

Each room is filled with a series of locks, clues and puzzles.  Players have 60 minutes to escape a themed room.  Work as a team and be observant to solve the mystery in each room before time runs out.

Can YOU make it out in time?

How it works...get your team together, select your date and time (when available), order tickets on line ($25+tx per person) to reserve your themed room, arrive on-time, then let the adventure together to find clues and solve the puzzles

to escape within 60 minutes!

Check out the Escape Rooms!

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Enjoy dinner and an evening of mystery on the riverfront at

the Lilian Place 1884 Museum!

A Murder Mystery Dinner Party

1000 S Peninsula Dr., Daytona Beach 

Includes 4 course dinner and mystery!

Check in 5:45-6pm at Lilian Place

Mystery Starts at 6pm

Mystery and Clues

at Lilian Place 1884 Museum

Dinner and performance at Hotchkiss House

Includes a 4-course dinner - choose from chicken, fish or vegetarian.

Click below to purchase your ticket today!

Seating is limited!

For more here.

$49.95+tax per person

Please check back for future Mystery Dinners.


Become a Heritage Preservation Trust member

and help to preserve these historic properties.

Only $25 for a single membership/$40 for a family membership annually.

Click for member/sponsorship options.



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

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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View past online history presentations below:

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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