By Michael Rafferty
DeBary Hall was built by Fredrick deBary in the 1870’s near Lake Monroe as a vacation house and hunting lodge. It became a center of sport fishing and hospitality as it grew to encompass 6,000 acres. Today, the site is 10 acres which includes the 8,000 square foot main house, stables and other structures. Multimedia programs, self and guided tours and picnic areas are available as well as rental space for weddings and receptions. DeBary Hall is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The Friends of DeBary Hall is a non-profit group of volunteers that helps support the preservation of the DeBary Hall Historic Site.
Friends of DeBary Hall Board President Jana Urchuk talked about DeBary Hall on SUNNY Across Central Florida.