Ca D'zan MansionCurrently Closed
- Address: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9413595700
- Ticket Price: 25 USD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Art Gallery, Castle, Family And Kids, Architecture
Ca D'zan Mansion - Review
This mansion is one of the oldest as well as an important part of the very famous Mable and John Ringling Museum situated in the main city. It was the residence of the couple on the waterfront of The Ringling River.
The beautiful mansion was designed by Dwight James Baum and was built by Owen Burn in the year 1926. The architecture that is still as attractive as it must have been during its initial days. The design completely in a Gothic Style and this is what puts it apart from the rest of the estate.
The mansion that had been donated to the state by the owners is now used as a state of the art museum with some of the fantastic collection of rare and old paintings for the visitors to see. The contemporary paintings are what attract the most number of eyes with the rest giving these an almost equal competition.
Ca D'zan Mansion Information
- Photography is a strict no-no inside the museum.
- You are expected to maintain discipline and silence in here.
- Students availing a discount are to show their proper ID documents.
- The main pieces on display are the European contemporary paintings especially the collection of Peter Paul Rubens.
- The place is popularly known as the Mable and John’s Ringling Art Museum.
Ca D'zan Mansion Ticket Prices
- Senior citizens $23; Students above 18yrs $5; Children above 6yrs $5; Children up to 5yrs free.
Ca D'zan Mansion Hours
- The gates of the Ca d’Zan close an hour early.
How To reach Ca D'zan Mansion by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Bradenton Airport.
Restaurants Near Ca D'zan Mansion
- Marina Jack
- Columbia Restaurant
- Dry Dock Waterfront Grill
- Owen’s Fish Camp
- Daiquiri Deck
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ca D'zan Mansion
52.39% of people who visit Sarasota include Ca D'zan Mansion in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
90% of people start their Ca D'zan Mansion visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Ca D'zan Mansion
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ca D'zan Mansion
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Ca D'zan Mansion, Sarasota Reviews
A must see if you are a museum and history buff like my wife and I! After paying the initial $25 per person for the Ringling museum and museum of art you can pay $10 for a first floor self tour of the Ca' d'Zan. Make sure to give yourself 5+ hours to tour the museums and grounds. The house itself is beautiful on the outside but the inside is where the history is. You are provided with a pamphlet which leads you through the magnificent rooms of this home. No photos are allowed inside. You can see how lavishly the Ringlings lived and the care and touch which went into building a home like this in 1926 at a cost of $1.6 million THEN. Well worth the $10 but you can spend more if you want to see the other floors or want a narrated tour.
Very very disappointing! We drove 45 minutes to see Ca’ d’Zan, the crown jewel. The pricing and choices were complicated. We were four adults and two children. The last time I was there I went with my family, we walked to the house, purchased a ticket and waited a short time for the next tour to see this amazing house. I’m a reasonably educated person with a college degree but I must say it’s a challenge to figure out what program or set of things to see. All we wanted to see was the house. That’s not possible without first purchasing a general admission and then adding on another admission to the house. This got pricey for our group. The first floor of the house was available with a $10.00 per person “add on,” but we would have to wait until 3:00 pm. Not with kids. There were tours for an additional $40.00 per person but no availability that day because they were booked up. The clerk told us we could walk around outside the house and look in the windows. We ended up seeing a few interesting exhibits and having lunch at the museum. Beware the gratuity is added, but it’s only mentioned in the fine print after you get the bill. The campus is vast. It was 90 degrees outside and there seemed to be a shortage of trolleys so we had to walk in the heat, arriving soaked at the next building. Much of the exhibition area was closed in the art museum. The Belvedere of the house was closed would we have been lucky enough to get on a tour. None of the fountains or water features were operating. The art museum is free on Mondays and coincidentally we went on the right day for that. We still ended up paying $110.00 for four adults and two children while the art museum was free and we never got into the house or the glass museum. I was embarrassed to bring my out of town guests there and very sorry that we did not get to see the amazing and highly touted Ca’ d’Zan. We are just regular Museum goers. It was so disappointing that we did not get to see the main attraction, which is why we went there in the first place.
I enjoyed a tour on a rainy day and the tower portion of the mansion was closed. I called the next day at 10AM to see if the tower was open and was told by front desk staff that it was. When I was transferred to a "guess relations manager" Kelly Leo to see about a make-up tour that was offered the previous day she said that it would be closed all day because of bad weather in other cities miles away. I asked her to confirm that it was closed because the weather was currently beautiful. Something didn't seem right so I called back and confirmed with tour staff that the tower was open and that there were spaces available for us in the 3PM tour. I called and left a message for Kelly to let her know we would be coming. Upon arrival we were told the the spaces had been sold and Kelly was not available to speak with after waiting for about 45 minutes. Kelly was relaying information though the desk staff and refused to see of speak with us. I emailed Kelly Leo and multiple other management staff and haven't head back in weeks or been offered any explanation as to why I had been lied to about the tower being closed. The home is beautiful but the guest services and communication at this landmark is shameful.
Feels like I'm in Europe. I love the architectural look of it. Would be nicer for picture if they're not renovating it when we came.
Have few days in Sarasota and don't know how to spend it? Have sunburns and want to skip one beach day spending it somewhere else? This is a perfect spot! Beautiful park, rose garden, museums... And those trees! Nature around is awesome. Highly recommended.