Located just minutes away in Ormond Beach your group will find The Casements, the mansion, and grounds known to be the winter residence of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller. Popular for its past ownership, its architecture in general, and its present use as a cultural center and park, the Casements is a hard attraction to pass up during your Daytona Beach visit!
‘The Jewel of Ormond Beach’, as it is so often called, is gorgeously designed with a mix of Queen Anne and Shingle style architecture, one of the main decorative features being the large hand-cut casement windows on the front (hence the name). The home-turned-museum is located just two blocks away from the Atlantic Ocean, the property featuring lavish gardens, a river promenade, and an outdoor stage used for special events regularly. Originally (1913) this spot took up 9 acres from the Halifax River to what is now Halifax Drive, though today it seems much bigger.
Within the museum itself, you will be able to explore the history of the mansion and the grounds, as well as local history and the Rockefeller legacy in general. This proud Florida Heritage Site has daily events and tours each Monday through Saturday, so be sure to check online for specifics during your visit. Save plenty of time to check out the unique 3rd floor Boy Scouts of America exhibit, as well as get your souvenir or costume jewelry from the Gift Shop below!