Learn about the Circus Side of Sarasota by visiting key landmarks and hearing stories of the colorful cast of circus characters, showmen, and performers who called Sarasota home.
- Adult Ages 12+
- Child Under 12
All Aboard the Classic Sarasota Trolley Tour
During the pandemic, we are not able to accommodate last-minute bookings. If you are planning to take a tour, please book in advance so we can plan for your visit. Tours that do not meet the minimum of 10 will be cancelled three days before the tour runs.
On this air-conditioned City Sightseeing Trolley Tour, you may visit the historic downtown neighborhoods of Gillespie Park, Burns Court, Laurel Park, St. Armands Circle, Lido Key, and the Rosemary Design District.
You also see our world-class artistic and cultural organizations: The Ringling Museum, Ringling College, Asolo Theater, Selby Library, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Selby Gardens, Sarasota Opera House, Art Center Sarasota, and Sarasota Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about the architects and developers who designed some of our most unique homes and buildings, like the Blue Pagoda, Crocker Memorial Church, and Splendida.
Circus history, Amish culture, real estate development booms and busts, and colorful stories about Sarasota’s founders give you a true overview of Sarasota’s rich and amazing cultural history.