The Grand Oaks Museum

3000 Marion County Rd.
Weirsdale, FL 32195- Map It
Phone: (352) 750-5500

AAA Editor Notes

The Grand Oaks Museum, 3000 Marion County Rd., is located on a 400-acre equestrian-themed resort tucked into the rolling hills of Florida's horse breeding and training country. The museum displays a painstakingly curated collection of more than 160 restored antique carriages, including an 1850 dress chariot owned by Emperor Franz Josef of Austria; guests can also learn about equine history. The grounds include trails, arenas, an RV park and cottages. Grand Oaks hosts more than 40 events and horse shows featuring hunters, jumpers and dressage each year. Carriage and horseback rides and carriage driving lessons are available. Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
$15; $7.50 (ages 4-12). Carriage ride $90 (2-6 passengers); $120 (7-12 passengers). Triple Crown combination ticket (includes Sunday brunch, carriage ride and museum entry) $40; reservations are recommended.
Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10-4, Sun.-Wed. 10-3. Brunch Sun. 9-3 (included in Triple Crown combination ticket). Carriage rides Sun. 11-1:30. Carriage driving lessons by advance reservation. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed Christmas. Allow 2 hours minimum.