Current Open Hours:
Monday through Friday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Last tour starts at 1:30 pm
During the pandemic, tours are available to groups of four persons or less. Masks and sanitizing are required.
DeLand Memorial Hospital was DeLand’s first ‘modern’ hospital built to serve the growing needs of an expanding population during the land boom era of the 1920s. The museum houses eight different galleries and exhibits.
These exhibits include the Dr. Gilbert R. and Ora Seigworth Medical and Apothecary Gallery which displays a full operating room of the time period, mock pharmacy, and physicians examining room; the Bill Dreggors Ice & Electrical Museum exhibiting an array of insulators and electrical equipment; the WWI & WWII gallery housing artifacts and displays of historic conflicts DeLandites and Volusia residents have taken part in the memorial exhibit of the Florida Military School DeLand; and the Bert Fish Room.
Adjacent to the main hospital building is the Burgess Building, home of DeLand’s original Colored Hospital. This portion of the the WVHS DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum site features three exhibits; the Hawtense Conrad Elephant Fantasyland, the West Volusia Black Heritage Gallery and Conrad’s Toyland.
On the grounds you can also visit the Freedom Playground and Bill Dreggor’s Park that features a Sensory Garden.
Admission to this museum is FREE.