This past Saturday, my husband and I took advantage of the Free Museum Day Click Here being offered by Smithsonian Affiliated Museums. We ended up visiting the John and Mabel Ringing Museum of Art located in Sarasota, Florida and yes, if you were wondering, these are the Ringlings affiliated with the circus. Ringling Museum
I was under the assumption that we would only be allowed into the actual art museum, but there is also a Circus Museum, the historic home of the Ringling’s called the Cà d’Zan Mansion, and an activities museum on the property. Normally, you do have to pay separately from general admission to visit each one of these parts of the complex.
I was very surprised and excited to hear from the gentleman checking us in, that our admission allowed us to visit all of these places. Even after he told us, I had to ask him again just to make sure.