Step back in time

at Lilian Place!

Current and Upcoming Events:

2022 Teas

January 18th
Sunday, January 30th
February 15th
March 15th
April 19th
May 17th
June 21st
July 19th
August 16th
September 20th
October 18th

You are cordially invited to a Victorian Tea

the 3rd Tuesday of each month

from 2-4pm

Or one Sunday each month

from 2-4pm

(Check the schedule for dates)

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

All graciously served by our attentive volunteers.

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

$20 plus tax per person

Call for reservations 386-256-4810 or

contact us via email at

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

Or call to schedule your private tea for a group of 20 or more 386-212-3249.

History Winedowns are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month


Join us for Wine-down Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 from 5:30-8pm

Fran Dillard presents the history of the Thompson Family

with a special video from Pat Bennett

Includes a visit to the 1884 Lilian Place Museum

5:30-6:30: Social hour, dinner aditional $$

6:30-7:30: guest speaker

7:30-8pm: visit Lilian Place Museum


$5.00 HPT Members, $10.00 Nonmembers 

Please RSVP - call: 386-256-4810 or email:

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Lilian Place Heritage Center's

Annual Heritage Preservation Trust, Inc. General Meeting

1pm, Sunday,

January 23rd, 2022

Free Admission


All Heritage Preservation Trust members are invited to join us at:

Hotchkiss House

1000 S. Peninsula Dr.

Daytona Beach

Learn what we have done during the past year and about our plans for 2022.

If you have any questions or require additional information please call 386-256-4810

or contact us by email at

Not a Heritage Preservation Trust Member? Join Today!

Annual Single Membership only $25, Family Membership only $40

includes discounts on select events and free tours of Lilian Place 1884 Museum

All proceeds go toward the continuing preservation efforts at Lilian Place Heritage Center!

click now to join or renew online

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Join the GASP Paranormal team at Lilian Place Museum for an evening of History, Spirits and Legends! 

 Experience a real ghost investigation with the professional GASP Paranormal Investigators to communicate with the spirits of 1884 Lilian Place!


Ghostly sightings have been reported at Lilian Place over the years.  Now you can investigate the unexplained paranormal phenomena at Lilian Place.


There are lots of true stories of haunts to share. Come discover who these spirits may be, and possibly why they’re still here.  We will share a little history with you and permit you to focus on a particular room or rooms for paranormal activity using real ghost hunting equipment to communicate with the spirits of Lilian Place. 

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


Don't miss this opportunity for this unique experience! 

Limited space nightly! 

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

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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.

Ready to dive into a private paranormal investigation? Join professional investigators Ed and Martin on a 3+ hour private investigation!  Learn spirit communication techniques and use paranormal equipment not used during the group investigations. Go beyond the typical ghost tour and be the Investigator as seen on the ghost hunting shows. View eye-opening evidence with fascinating factual histories and true stories.  Small groups of up to 6 people per investigator.

"Semi-private Investigation" $100 per person/per night

(Must have 10 people to conduct the semi-private private investigation per night.)

3+ hour - "One-on-One Investigation" with either Ed or Martin - $500 per person/per night

Email to reserve your spot
- mention "One-on-One" or "Semi-Private" in your subject and date you would like to investigate.  We will contact you to set up the investigation!
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Mystery Dinner Whodunit?

Don't miss this event at Hotchkiss House!
The History Winedown with a twist,
A Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Check back for our next murder mystery to come...

Unwind from the day.  Enjoy dinner and an evening of mystery on the riverfront at

Hotchkiss House 1905 Queen Anne Victorian, original winter home of Eli Hotchkiss "The Stapler King"!

A Short Murder Mystery


1000 S Peninsula Dr, Daytona Beach 

Includes 4 course dinner and mystery!

Check in and Seating 5:45-6:15, grab your appetizer and have a seat. 

The mystery will start soon!

Includes a 4-course dinner -

appetizer, salad, your choice of fish or chicken dinner (vegetarian option available), and dessert.

Check back for future Mystery Dinner Parties!  Limited seating available.



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.

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


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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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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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