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Step back in time
at Lilian Place & Hotchkiss House!

Current and Upcoming Events:

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Upcoming events at Lilian Place or Hotchkiss House: (see below for details)

November 18th Mystery Dinner at Lilian Place - SOLD OUT
Encore "The Crime Writer's Elite Club Murder Mystery"

November 28th Giving Tuesday - all donations welcome!  Please support preservation!

December 3rd Festive Holiday Teas
December 10th Festive Holiday Teas - SOLD OUT
December 17th Festive Holiday Teas
December 19th Festive 
Holiday Teas 

Daily Tours of Lilian Place Victorian Museum 1-4pm, closed Monday, Tuesday and select days 


You are cordially invited to an

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon 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!

Festive Holiday Teas

$30.00+tx ($31.95) per person

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

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Enjoy dinner and an evening of mystery on the riverfront at

the Lilian Place 1884 Museum!

Lilian's Whodunit Mystery Dinnerss


We need your help figuring out who dun it?

what weapon was used? why the artifact was stolen?

where the crime took place?


Begin the evening enjoying a decadent dinner then...

when your host is found dead or an important piece of history is stolen 

you interrogate the suspects, collect the clues in museum’s Victorian era rooms,

and hopefully, solve the mystery.


​Join our cast for an unforgettable experience

as we present for your entertainment

A Whodunit Mystery!

Fun, Food, and a Mystery to solve –

all in one memorable night!

Includes a 4-course dinner and mystery!

Then you join the investigation to discover Whodunit!

Select nights available.

For more here.

$74.95+tax per person

Lilian Place, 111 Silver Beach, Daytona Beach 

Includes 4 course dinner and mystery!

Seating is limited!

Only 14 tickets available each night!

Or contact us to schedule your private Mystery Dinner for 10-14 guests.

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Join us at Lilian Place Museum

for an evening of 

History, Spirits and Legends! 

An exclusive paranormal investigation of

Daytona's oldest beachside house!

Believer and skeptics alike will enjoy the evening ghost hunting after dark in the period rooms of the historic museum!

From 8:30-10:30pm 

you join in the paranormal experience! 


Limited space nightly!

Join us for this Exclusive Experience!

"Dining with the Spirits" at Lilian Place

& History, Spirits and Legends ghost hunt...7:00 to 10:00pm

The Victorians loved their traditions, etiquette, and of course- a good ghost story!


Spiritualism –

the belief that the dead communicate with the living- became highly popular in the in the Victorian Era, and communing with spirits became a wide spread Parlor activity.

"Dining With the Spirits"

blends history, dining, and paranormal investigation

into a night of anticipation and wonder!

Dinner and a VIP Ghost Hunt!

$74.95+tx per person

(Space is limited, only 12 seats available each night)

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!

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.

Wine Down event


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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