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Ca d'Zan Mansion

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Great Sarasota history and mansion

It is a trip back in time to the early Sarasota development when rich Americans recognized the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gerry W
Sarasota, Florida
via mobile
Excellent tour & property

We took both John's and Mable's tours. The guides were very knowledgeable, if a bit over the top... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
+1 941-359-5700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a trip back in time to the early Sarasota development when rich Americans recognized the potential of Sarasota. The tour not only shows the basic home of one of the richest men of the time but also gives an excellent account of the...More

Thank Gerry W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took both John's and Mable's tours. The guides were very knowledgeable, if a bit over the top with their admonitions to not touch anything. There were usually 2-3 staff in each room, watching carefully so that visitors don't stray or touch. The property is...More

Thank bikehog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit! Learned so much about the Ringlings on the guided tour. The mansion is massive & beautiful.

Thank celtlassie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10$ for the ticket only for this small museum who spend a bit of information about the building. No thanks, thats a shame. But the building from outside it looks nice and also the benches on the balcony are a good idea.

Thank MarleneL84
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour guide Julia will fill you in on their interesting history. You will not get this information if you walk through on your own. The grounds are beautiful and it is a great place to walk around.there is a golf cart type vehicle that...More

Thank Bella32767
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic house built by John Ringling for his wife features unique architectural features and beautiful furnishings. It is part of the Ringling Museum complex, which also offers three circus museums and an excellent fine art museum. The Asian art museum is still in the...More

Thank FLDiner101
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a full day trip... The Mansion is located inside the Ringling Bros Museum. Spectacular viewing of the golf coast... this house is also known for a famous movie Great expectation with Gwyneth Paltrow... the colorfull glass windows are the main attraction besides all...More

Thank kellycoletto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here last Friday and did both tours (downstairs and upstairs) and we were both fascinated by the mansion and all the information we received. Our tour guide was excellent and the property is amazing.

Thank tojono3924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best preserved grand mansions there is. It was incredible. I am very glad it is this well preserved and we can visit it. We loved it.

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ca d'Zan Mansion is a magnificant example of the Ringlin legacy. I struggled with ethical treatment of the circus anmimals and the history of what was viewed as exceptable in the days past. We can learn from our past to make our future better...More

3  Thank FlyingFrogs321
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Sara B
12 January 2017|
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Response from dsaul01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, more of a small cafe.
Beth W
17 October 2016|
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Response from newjerseysavannah | Reviewed this property |
Only the museum part
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!