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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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You can take the regular tour or the behind the scenes tour. We recommend spending the extra few... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Camden, Maine
Spectacular house, spectacular coastal view

This is a remarkable house, built by John Ringling in the 1920s with a great deal of direction from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charles S
Darien, Connecticut
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed yesterday

You can take the regular tour or the behind the scenes tour. We recommend spending the extra few dollars to do the latter. Fewer guests to manouver around and also you get to see the top floors of the mansion, including the secret vault. Docents...More

Thank midcoast6
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a remarkable house, built by John Ringling in the 1920s with a great deal of direction from his wife, Mable. We found the guided tour worth the cost, but visitors can also sit on a terrace overlooking the Gulf without paying for admission....More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 days ago

As part of the Ringling Estate, it was interesting to see how this famous couple lived. The mansion is beautiful and sits majestically on the water. It topped off our day of visiting the circus exhibit as well as the museum.

Thank AndorraGirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I do Love this location and all the Ringling! Book the tours, its worth the little $ extra. Wear walking shoes because there's so much to see. If not, a tram service inside the Ringling can drop you off if you have people who like...More

Thank DeAnna G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful home of the Ringlings. Visiting it is part of your admission to the museum. If it's really hot take the tram from the museum to the house. It's a nice walk otherwise.

Thank BaltimoreRedbird
Reviewed 3 days ago

The mansion was beautiful! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Quite interesting! It was worth the extra ticket price.

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great way to spend the day. The mansion is an amazing look into the lives of the Ringling family. Sitting on the the patio overlooking Sarasota Bay. The art museum houses the personal collection and rivals many art museums.

Thank MvdBSRQ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The mansion was very interesting but the story behind it was fascinating. The guide was terrific, weaving the history into the information about the home and its contents. The story of John and Mabel and their contributions to the development of Sarasota is illuminating. I...More

Thank christina c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To visit the home of John and Mabel Ringling you must get a separate ticket but it is definitely worth the money. Situated on over sixty acres on beautiful Sarasota Bay this home is breathtaking. Built in the 1920's at a cost over $1.5 Million...More

Thank Patti2
Reviewed 1 week ago

we enjoyed touring the mansion and private quarters. The tour guides were very pleasant and knowledgeable

Thank 703ron17
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Sara B
Is the Ca D' Zan walking distance from the Art Museum? Does it have a restaurant?
11 January 2017|
Response from MonCtyCate | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's all on the same compound and the restaurant is wonderful.
Beth W
Is it free on Mondays?
17 October 2016|
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Response from newjerseysavannah | Reviewed this property |
Only the museum part
Is you facility wheelchair accessible and if so do you have wheelchairs available for rent?
14 July 2016|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
The Ringling museum is accessible but the mansion is not. The grounds around are wheelchair accessible & the museum probably has chairs to rent. Call ahead!