Step back in time

at Lilian Place!

Current and Upcoming Events:

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Join us at a

the 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"

2022 History Socials
(originally winedown Wednesday)

July 20th -
Zach Zacharias Florida Forts

August 17th
September 21st 
October 19th

Click now to RSVP online!
or call 386-256-4810

Social Hour

from 5:30-6:30pm

Dinner available $$

An interesting guest speaker from 6:30-7pm


July guest speaker: Author Zach Zacharias

 "Florida Forts On the Edge of Empire"

a travel guide history book about the important coastal fortifications from 1563 to 1898.

Discover the amazing forts that now sit as relics to a bygone age in Florida History. The Spanish, English, French, and Americans all built major fortifications to control the all-important strategic peninsula. Uncover the history of Florida through historic forts such as Fort Caroline, Fort Clinch, St Augustine Castillo, Fort Pickens, Fort Christmas, and many more. Learn about Florida History through its amazing forts.

Then 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: $5+tax per person

Nonmembers: $10+tax per person

Dinner additional $$

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

Click here to Check it out!

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2022 Teas

Pay at the door or
click here to choose your date and purchase your ticket(s) today!

July 19th
August 16th
September 20th
October 18th

July 31st
August 28th
September 25th
October 30th

Click here to purchase today or 
RSVP today 386-256-4810
Pay at the door!

You are cordially invited to a Victorian Tea

the 3rd Tuesday of each month

from 2-4pm

Or the last Sunday of 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 tour of the 1884 Lilian Place Victorian Museum!

$20+ tax per person ($21.30) 

Call to RSVP & Pay at the door or

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

or 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 confirm your reservation)

Or call to schedule your private tea for a group of 25 or more 386-256-4810

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VIP Pass:

Only $10.00

additional per person

Exclusive access to select areas not included in the $29.95 investigation.

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

 Book an exclusive paranormal investigation of Daytona's oldest beachside house! Experience a real ghost investigation with the professional GASP Paranormal team to communicate with the spirits of 1884 Lilian Place Museum!


Ghostly sightings have been reported at Lilian Place over the last 138 years.  Now you can investigate the unexplained paranormal phenomena.  Learn the history of the former residents and the legendary ghostly activity.


There are lots of true stories of haunts to share. Come discover who these spirits may be using paranormal investigative equipment under the guidance of the professional GASP paranormal team from St. Augustine, FL. 


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 can join in the paranormal experience!


Don't miss this opportunity!


Limited space nightly! 

Only $29.95 (+tax) per person + check out the VIP Pass

          VIP pass $39.95 (+tax) per person per night

Choose your night below to ghost hunt!

Then choose your General or VIP access ticket!

(For ages 13-adult)

Check out the Haunted Walking Tours below...

Please check back for the next paranormal experience!
Or schedule your private investigation see details 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.


**This experience is being conducted by GASP paranormal team, outside paranormal devices are prohibited during these exclusive History, Spirits and Legends events.  

***Outside paranormal teams who wish to investigate should contact us at for additional fees.

****All photos, EVPs, etc. captured are for your entertainment and may not be published on social media or any media without express approval from  Lilian Place.

Or join us for a guided Haunted Walking Tour and ghost hunt...

History, Spirits and Legends for the whole family age limit!

From 6:30-7pm walk the lawn of Lilian Place overlooking the Halifax River,

listen to ghost stories of Daytona Beach and legends of spirits

that walk the halls at Lilian Place 1884 Museum. 

Then from 7-7:30pm conduct a 30-minute ghost hunt on the

1st floor of Lilian Place 1884 Museum with real ghost hunting devices! 

$20+tax per person

(Space is limited.  Purchase your ticket today!)

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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

Heritage Preservation Trust
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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