Parks & Nature

Blue Spring State Park 1.5 miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
The spring is much more than a scenic area for canoeing and swimming; it's a place that plays a vital role in the survival of one of Florida's most beleaguered residents - the manatee. An observation platform provides a view of the endangered mammals that gather at the spring during the cooler months of the year. MORE>>
Stetson University - 7 Miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
Located 7 miles from 1876 Heritage InnStetson University was founded in 1883 by Henry Addison DeLand, a New York philanthropist, as DeLand Academy in 1887. DeLand University's name was changed in 1889 to honor hat manufacturer John B. Stetson, a benefactor of the university, who served with town founder, Henry A. DeLand, and others as a founding trustee of the university. The university's College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Music, and most graduate programs are housed at the DeLand campus, located just north of the downtown area of DeLand, Florida. More than 60 undergraduate majors and minors are offered. MORE>>
St. Johns River 2 miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
West Volusia also goes by the name of St. Johns River Country. The St. Johns is Florida's longest and most historic river. It's a nature realm. Bass fishing is legendary. Marinas and guides are plentiful.
DeLeon Springs State Park - 2 Miles from 1876 Heritage inn
For tourists in the 1880s, Florida was a tropical frontier still rich in mystery and romance. A 1889 advertisement promised a fountain of youth "impregnated with a deliciously healthy combination of soda and sulfur." Whatever the purported health benefits, the springs were indeed a natural wonder. DeLeon Springs still is a place for healthful outdoor recreation in a beautiful, natural setting. MORE>>
Volusia County Beaches - 21 miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
The beaches of the Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach areas offer breathtaking beauty and water related fun! At low tide, the beach is up to 500 feet wide. It's easy to see why our beaches are considered among the best in the world. MORE>>

History & Museums
DeBary Mansion
DeBary Hall was the winter retreat of a European-born wine merchant who chose the St. Johns River country for his hunting estate. Beginning in the 1870s, New Yorker Frederick deBary acquired lands near Lake Monroe, built a large vacation house, and tried his hand at orange growing and commercial steamboating. MORE>>
DeLand House
The DeLand House Museum was built in 1886 for DeLand's first attorney, Arthur George Hamlin, who also developed the Hamlin Orange. Originally a one-and-a-half story structure, the house was built upon land purchased from Henry A. DeLand, the founding father of the City. MORE>>
Pioneer Settlement - Barberville - 20 miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
Each month approximately 2000 students visit the Settlement to experience its rich history. The students come from Volusia schools and across Florida to learn firsthand what life was like for our early settlers. Currently the following tours are being offered: Pioneer Tour, Indian Lore, Florida History, Lassie Cake and Holidays. MORE>>
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse - 36 miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
Completed in 1887, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was built when the area was known as Mosquito Inlet. After decades of restoration by the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, it stands today as one of the best preserved, most complete Light Stations in the nation. MORE>>

Sports & Others
Skydive DeLand
We have something for everyone. This is the place to make your 1st jump, your 100th jump, your 1,000th jump, or your 10,000th jump! "Where people become skydivers, and skydivers become champions!" MORE>>
Rent Boats - 1.5 Miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
From the serious bass fisherman to the once-a-year angler, St. Johns River Country offers fishing vacations for every skill level. The banks of the St. Johns River are dotted with fish camps and marinas that cater to fishing enthusiasts and their families. MORE>>
SpecMartin Stadium - 5 Miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
Located 7 miles from 1876 Heritage InnHome to DeLand High School's football and soccer teams, the Spec Martin Stadium was built in 1941 and seats 6,000 people. It is undergoing renovations and will become Stetson University's home football field in 2013. MORE>>
MelchingField - 5 Miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
This is a lighted baseball park complete with concession stand, press box, restrooms, dressing rooms, covered grandstand, open bleachers and two batting cages. The facility is utilized by Stetson University, DeLand High School and numerous recreational teams. The grounds are in excellent condition. Parking is available within the recreation area. MORE>>
Boat Tours - 1.5 miles from 1876 Heritage Inn
Guided eco tours on the St. Johns River are another way to experience the area’s natural beauty and historic significance. Experienced guides know the best places to spot a sunning alligator or a family of manatees. They will also enthrall you with stories from the days when noble Timucuan Indians inhabited the area and steamboats plied the waters of the majestic St. Johns River. MORE>>
The Golf Courses of Volusia County. MORE>>