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Tours

  • Ca' d'Zan Stairs

 

Ca' d'Zan Tours

Guided Tour of Ca’ d’Zan

Our docents will lead you through the first and second floors of John and Mable’s beloved home. Tours are approximately 40 minutes long and scheduled throughout the day. This Tour is $10 in addition to Museum Admission / Free for Ringling Members.

Buy Admission with a Guided Tour of Ca' d'Zan

Self-Guided walk-through of Ca’ d’Zan

Explore the mansion’s first floor. Complimentary tickets are required and are available at Admissions on a first come first serve basis, when Museum Admission is purchased. The availability of self-guided walk-through is based on limited capacity in the mansion and cannot be guaranteed. 

Private Places Guided Tour –  A Special Ca’ d’Zan Experience

Get a glimpse inside the private life of the one of the world’s most interesting couples.  Highlights of the tour include the game room where Broadway producer Flo Ziegfeld, New York Mayor Jimmy Walker and John Ringling may have played poker together, the fourth floor bedroom that was a favorite of Will Roger’s, and the Belvedere Tower that still provides Sarasota’s most spectacular view.  This 45-minute tour takes you throughout the mansion’s private places not included on the regular Guided Tour of Ca’ d’Zan. 

Please note:
►This tour consists of over 85 steps and an elevator is not available. Visitors must be able to climb stairs and stand for the duration of the tour. 
►For the safety of our visitors and staff, access to the Belvedere Tower is contingent upon weather and tower maintenance projects.

 

This tour is not included with Museum admission, and Museum admission is not required to take this tour.  This Tour is $20/$10 for Ringling Members.

 Buy Private Places Tour


Museum of Art Guided Tour of the Permanent Collection

Available Tuesday through Sunday / Included with Museum Admission - Gain new insights into extraordinary works of art and their times. Discover how Ringling developed the collection. And learn about his vision to create a center for the arts in Sarasota. Well-versed and always ready to engage, our docents lead this 40-minute tour throughout the day. To participate, meet in the Museum lobby. 


Circus Museum Guided Tour 

Included with Museum Admission - Remember the excitement of visiting the circus for the first time? Our docents recreate that experience when they introduce you to the history and magic of life under the big top. 30-minutes of pure joy, the tour is scheduled throughout the day. Participants meet at the Original Circus Museum.


Private Tours

Explore your special interest with an informed and entertaining docent on a private tour. Private tours are available for the Museum of Art,  Ca' d'Zan and the Circus Museum. Arrangements for private tours must be made two weeks in advance and prices begin at $100. Call 941-358-3180 to schedule your private tour.


School or Community Group K-20

Make it the class trip your students never forget. Guided and Self-guided tours are available for school groups K-20.

Learn about School Tours


Group Tours

Your group visit will be enriched with the addition of a scheduled tour. Tours are available in the Museum of Art, Circus Museum and Ca' d'Zan. Groups of 10 or more should schedule tours in advance to ensure availability. 

Learn about Group Tours


 

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