Walking DeLand Tours Descriptions and prices 02/2023
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Tour #1 GRAND 3 DISTRICT TOUR
2 Hours $15.00 cash/check only For AVID walkers
Historic Stetson, NW Housing District, and Downtown, all there in ONE SWEEPING EXCURSION.
This 15 block tour winds through the history and architecture of DeLand, it's people and their stories. Discover Deland, it's boom town frontier past, turn of the century Stetson and NW housing neighborhood, the conflagration of '86, grand Hotels, the great freeze, booming 20's to busted 30's, World War 2 dive bombers, 1960s civil rights confrontations, downtown's decline and rebirth to become one of America's best. The tour takes about two hours, with about 50 minutes (2 miles) walking time. A few brief sit downs available downtown. *optional live music at certain points if requested.
** TOUR #2 STETSON AND NW HOUSING DISTRICT
1 HOUR/40 Min. $15.00 cash/check (**complements tour 5 or tour 6)
Explore the early founders, Henry DeLand, famed hatmaker John B. Stetson and others who forged a college town out of the Florida wilderness. Examine the historic buildings; walk the streets where they lived and worked to build a frontier into the Athens of Florida. (DeLand has 3 historical districts. Tour #2 covers two districts, Tour #5 or #6 cover the third one. )
TOUR #3 NW HOUSING DISTRICT & DOWNTOWN
1 HOUR/40 Min. $15.00 cash/check only
Tour one of America's best and most historical downtowns and it's nearby housing neighborhood of the 1870's-1920s. You will be amazed at the pristine, contiguous districts, as you stroll the sidewalks of their homes into town.
TOUR #4 STETSON AND DOWNTOWN
1 HOUR/40 MINUTES $15.00 cash/check only
Savor the historic tales and architectural treasures of a University built by the mega business tycoons,
DeLand, Flagler, Carnegie and Stetson. Then stroll to explore adjacent downtown DeLand, a pristine town of 1870's-1920's vintage where you can still view from the streets, the old steeple of Stetson's Elizabeth Hall towering above the oaks.
TOUR #5 URBAN DELAND
1 HOUR/45 Min. $15.00/cash/check only
Tour with an expanded view, just DeLand DOWNTOWN. You will find the area to be one of the most authentic 1870's-1920's urban districts in the state of Florida. From these streets hear stories of the founders as they struggled through fires, freezes, booms, busts, and pandemics to become one of America's most awarded downtowns.
New! Tour #6 DECADES TOUR ( of history and music}
1 hour/45 min.- 2 hours $15.00 cash/check only
Explore Downtown DeLand through decades of history and music. This unique walk is similar to URBAN DELAND Tour #5 with the added component of 20 LIVE MUSIC STOPS at various points performed by Stanton O'Neal, tour guide, reenactor and musician. It's the perfect blend of music, history, architecture, and a touch of humor...fascinating and entertaining.
New! Roll and Stroll Tours! (part Bus/part Walk)
TOUR #7 Roll and Stroll ( 1 unload)
1 Hr. 45 minutes $15.00 Cash/Check Group supplies own Bus
Explore all three historical districts in a new way. View Stetson and NW Housing districts from a bus roll through, pausing at various points, then disembark downtown for a 4 block musical walk through Decades of Mainstreet DeLand, and finish with a bus conclusion. This tour is for adventurers who want a more limited walking experience.
TOUR #8 Roll and Stroll ( 2 unloads)
2 Hours $15.00 Cash/Check Group supplies own bus
Tour 8 is similar to Tour 7 except you disembark TWICE for walks in Stetson and Downtown Districts. This tour is for those who want some bus tour but are comfortable with two walks rather than one.
All tour times are approximate. If you need a shorter tour, we can adjust to your needs.
** SUGGESTED: If you want all three districts, do either ( Tour #1, #7, #8 ) or a combo of ( Tour#2 and Tour #5 ) or ( Tour #2 and Tour#6 ) on different days. Children 12 and over, $5.00.
"Hope to see you walking ( and riding) DeLand soon!" Stanton O'Neal
“DELAND WILL NEVER LOOK THE SAME”
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