Street Address
3000 Marion County Road
Weirsdale, FL 32195
Mailing Address
3000 Marion County Road
Weirsdale, FL 32195
phone: 352-750-5500
e-mail: info@thegrandoaks.com
web: www.thegrandoaks.com
Hours
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday12 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
$10.00 per person. Discount available for groups of 12 or more.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Adrian Cardenas, Systems Administrator
Laureen Oliver, Chief Financial Officers

Description

The Grand Oaks 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.

Since 1995, The Grand Oaks 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.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Tour Options

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.

Gift Shop

Restaurant

Group Tours