Located on Sarasota Bay, The Ringling Ca’ d’Zan mansion was home to John and Mable Ringling. The 36,000-square-foot mansion reflects the splendor and romance of Italy. The five-story structure features 41 rooms and 15 bathrooms. The Venetian Gothic Sarasota Bay mansion is truly eye-catching with its decorative pink sandstone exterior and beautiful multi-colored marble terrace. The Ringling Ca d’Zan is lavishly decorated with wrought-iron balconies, tile decoration, and ornate Moorish-style windows. Read The Ringling Museum’s featured blog article – click here!
The Ringling Ca d’Zan Mansion Tour Options
Tours of the lower part of the house include the grand ballroom, solarium, the central “court” or living room, dining room, Tap room, and kitchen, all furnished just as in the days of the Ringlings’ residence. Special tours are available to view the upper floors by arrangement. Six self-guided tours are offered each day.
Check the Events calendar for special Ringling Museum of Art, Circus Museum, and Ca d’Zan events. For a kid-friendly themed itinerary of family fun ways to explore The Ringling Museum complex – click here.
The Ringling Museum is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including National Guard and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. See the complete list of Blue Star Museums here.