Step back in time

at Lilian Place!

Current and Upcoming Events:


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!

Don't miss this event at Hotchkiss House!
5:30-8pm, Saturday July 10th
(originally planned for June 19th but moved due to renovations)

Enjoy Chef Brian's famous Bar-B-Que dinner!
See the "all new look" inside Hotchkiss House 
FREE to Supporters and Members only.
Only $25 for a single membership/$40 for a family membership. Click for member/sponsorship options.

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"!

The delicious Barbeque Dinner to be served in the Hotchkiss House dining room and on the patio (weather permitting) overlooking the Halifax River.  

Enjoy meeting old and new members, watch the sunset, and relax. 


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

Become a member, renew your membership or become a sponsor TODAY to enjoy all the benefits of a HPT membership. 
to learn about 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! 
  • Facebook

Visit our new Veterans/Heritage walkway!

The long-awaited 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...


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.

History Winedowns are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Please join us for an interesting guest speaker each month! 

Sorry, due to covid safety guidelines at this time our winedowns

have been changed to a virtual winedown.   


So, get your favorite beverage and snacks

and join us for an entertaining virtual guest speaker. 

Or watch one of our past winedown events.


Usually our winedowns admission is $10.00, please help by donating today so we can continue to bring you interesting speakers each month!

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.

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

Live streaming
Watch our Facebook page for future 
Facebook live streaming at Lilian Place

You are invited to join us at Lilian Place for an entertaining livestream event!

"What's Happening at Lilian" on Facebook live!







Check back for ticket sales for Summer, 2021 tea
Please check back for updates.

3rd Tuesday of each month from 2-4pm


You are invited to an afternoon tea!

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon Victorian tea with delicious food, scones with clotted cream, pastries, and “premier” teas!  Savor the Victorian Afternoon Tea Presentation, graciously served by attentive staff, which includes a freshly brewed tea, petite sandwiches and tasty desserts.

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

and a visit to our craft and gift shop!

Hotchkiss House

1000 S. Peninsula Dr.

Daytona Beach, FL


$20 plus tax per person


Sorry, Teas temporarily closed until Summer 2021

Check back for ticket sales

Heritage Preservation Trust

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

Mailing Address:

Lilian Place Heritage Center

1000 S Peninula Dr.

Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Lilian Place Heritage Center

1000 South Peninsula Dr.

Daytona Beach, FL 32118


Lilian Place 1884 Museum Tours 1-5 daily

(closed Tuesday)

111 Silver Beach,

Daytona Beach, FL

(beachside just over the Orange Ave. bridge)

  • White YouTube Icon
  • Twitter Clean
  • White Facebook Icon
Made possible through a
Volusia County ECHO grant
March of Museum button.png
Volusia County Sponsor Logo.jpg



Shane Evensen &

Shari Lessmiller