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Ca d'Zan Mansion

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Not to miss attraction-great for any age

We spent six hours here and ran out of time. Phenomenal place. Took the Mabel tour of the mansion... read more

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Interesting History

The Docents do a wonderful job of sharing the history and explaining the origins of all the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Ca' d'Zan is one of the venues at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired...more
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent six hours here and ran out of time. Phenomenal place. Took the Mabel tour of the mansion which was very informative. The grounds are beautiful in addition to the water view from the mansion's patio. We ate at the Muse and had a...More

Thank Joy43323
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Docents do a wonderful job of sharing the history and explaining the origins of all the antiquitiesin Johns home.

Thank 829danielz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ca d'Zan mansion is very nice, we did not tour the house but walked outside on the grounds. Very nice and beautiful view of the gulf, I suggest being there during the sunset and watching it set!

Thank kevinlh99
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron, I added Ca d'Zan to my list of places to visit. We used the Smithsonian Day as free admission and upgraded to the Mabel tour. It was so WORTH IT!! The home is incredibly beautiful as is...More

Thank Heidi P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ca d'Zan is the home of John Ringling that he built for himself and his wife at the height of the Ringling Circus fame. Tours are available on two different levels, both are great. To see this grand mansion and grounds is a special...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the historic home of John Ringling has an incredible art exhibit area and the home as it was lived in into the 1930s has been the location for filming movie Great expectations

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most incredible houses I have been in. If you have the money buy both the Mable and the John tours, they each take you to seperate places in the house. The only bad thing is that the tours are pretty short, it...More

Thank jauhoffmann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rated ca d'Zan Mansion under Ringling Estate. The grounds and museums can be done in a day, but are far better when you can visit two days to really take this all in. Such magic, such history. Ringling was an avid art collector in...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ca d'Zan Mansion is a wonderful part of the whole Ringling Museum complex. The historic house of John and Mabel Ringling is a look into the past golden age. It is well preserved and gives a sense of their elegant life style. So worth the...More

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always enjoy learning a bit about the history of every city I visit. Our docent tour of Ca d'Zan (House of John) was very interesting. Our guide knew many interesting stories about this famous Ringling brother, that brought the house and it's inhabitants to...More

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Meldean T
May 7, 2018|
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Response from anncapny | Reviewed this property |
Don’t remember. They would have it inline
February 16, 2018|
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Response from Donna G | Reviewed this property |
No fee to just visit the grounds and gardens
December 16, 2017|
Response from Sunset47Point | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge for entrance to the grounds and out buildings .