Museum

 

The Grand Oaks Carriage Museum

MUSEUM CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT FROM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER 18TH.  MUSEUM TO RE-OPEN AT 10:00 AM ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 19TH.


CHRISTMAS EVE — DEC. 24th 2017:

Bistro, Gift Shop & Museum will be open with regular hours, including Sunday Brunch.

We will be CLOSED on Christmas Day.


NEW YEAR’S EVE — DEC. 31st 2017:

Bistro, Gift Shop & Museum will be open until 2:00 pm.  There will be NO Sunday Brunch, menu  items only.

Bistro, Gift Shop & Museum OPEN on Monday, January 1st, 2018 with regular hours.


  • HOURS OF OPERATION:  10 am to 3 pm on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday and 10 am to 4 pm on Thursday/Friday/Saturday

  • $10.00 per adult

  • Children under 4 Free

  • Children 4 to 12 $ 5.00

  • Tickets are purchased in the Grand Oaks Gift Shop (please enter through Bistro restaurant)

  • No tickets will be sold an hour prior to closing

  • Large Parties (groups of 10 or more people) are encouraged to please call in advance: (352) 750-5500

 

Featured Carriages

A National Treasure
The Grand Oaks Carriage Museum is home to one of the world’s largest private collections of carriages and equine artifacts. Step back in time and enjoy the elegance and pageantry of over 160 European and American Carriages, including the elaborate 1850 Armbruster Dress Chariot once owned by Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph, and his wife, Elisabeth. Our Museum uniquely offers a glimpse into the history of the relationship between man and horse and clearly defines the manner in which the horse has helped shape the history of man.
Centuries of Equestrian History
Since 1995, The Grand Oaks Carriage Museum has opened its doors to the public with an extraordinary display of historical artifacts, while educating visitors with tours, seminars and special programs in a live setting. Take a journey through time into the world of man’s most vital mode of transportation of past centuries. Museum visitors have a rare opportunity to see an English Omnibus, a horse-drawn fire fighting apparatus, a World War I supply wagon, the colorful and ornate Sicilian Caretta and a Dutch Tikker. This Tikker is one of a pair; the other was displayed by Count de Hamptinne in the Hotel Particulier in Ghent, Belgium. And that’s only the beginning of what this Museum has to offer.
Museum Tours
We offer a variety of Resort tour options for guests who are interested in learning more about horses, carriages or those wanting to relax and enjoy our beautiful Resort grounds. Group tour may choose to include a full private tour of the museum, catered dining, carriage rides & overnight accommodations.

Carriage Museum Photo Gallery