Historic Bus Tour

East DeLand, Lake Helen, Cassadaga 

Reserve your place on one of these tours and find out for yourself some of the reasons this part of Florida has been so appealing to many. 

Explore East DeLand, stop in charming Lake Helen, and then on to the quaint town of Cassadaga, settled by spiritualists, for a relaxing lunch and story-telling.

With knowledgeable West Volusia Historical Society guides, discover the parts of West Volusia most closely associated with Henry Addison DeLand and the dream he made a reality. Leaving from the West Volusia Historical Society Conrad Center Complex aboard an air-conditioned City of DeLand bus, the tour first stops in Lake Helen, named for Mr. DeLand's daughter.

After a stop at the Lake Helen Town Hall and Museum, relax for lunch at the Cassadaga Hotel and hear intriguing stories about the people who founded the spiritualist retreat. 

Tour Dates

   Wednesday, May 3, 2023

   Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Tours depart from the WVHS Conrad Center, 137 W Michigan Avenue, DeLand at 10:30 am and return at approximately 2:30 pm. 

Check in at 10 am.

Masks are recommended on the bus.


Advance reservations are required. Call the office - 386-740-6813 - or come by the Conrad Center to reserve your tour.

COST:  $42.50 per person includes lunch at Sinatra's in the historic Cassadaga Hotel