Spring Season Tours

A close up section of the dining room.

As of April 1, 2023, guided tours are now walk in every day of the week. Available tour times are: 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm; each tour is about 1 hour long. Monday-Thursday, tours begin on the verandah of the mansion, and Friday-Sunday tours begin in the taproom of the brewery.

Tour & Pint

SIP SIP HOORAY! Ringling Original is the beer 🍺 that started it all, and this historical beer will always be Tap 1 at our Baraboo brewery.

We invite you to “Drink the History” by taking a pint with you on the guided mansion tour 🗝️ to learn more about AL. & Lou Ringling and where the curiously kept family beer recipe was discovered!

TOUR & PINT: $22 per person, you may choose any beer on our taplist! Must be 21+ to drink. Only 1 beer per tour ticket.

WINTER SCHEDULE: Call to book a guided mansion tour with us at 608-448-7455, otherwise we are now offering walk-in on Saturdays at 11am/12pm/1pm/2pm/3pm timeslots.

Celebrating our 9th Anniversary!

Photo taken on July 1, 2022

JULY 1, 2022 – Today marks the 9th Anniversary of the AL. Ringling Mansion’s purchase by current proprietors Donald, Joe, and Carmen!

Thank you to all for your support in keeping this historical site cared for over the years. More restoration projects are on the horizon for this 2022 year. Guided tours held daily every hour, on the hour, from 11am until the last tour starting 3pm.

New Plaque Setting

See below for the inscription in the plaque.

For 35 years, this plaque has been displayed on a post in front of the AL. Ringling Mansion. We hired a local mason this year to construct a base to embed the plaque for a nicer setting. The stone bricks were sourced from the foundation of the carriage house that was built along with the Mansion in 1905.

As a side note, that carriage house was torn down in 1948 to construct a ballroom (later known as the Lou Ringling Ballroom) that was converted to the brewery taproom that it is today.

The plaque reads:

“The Al Ringling Home – This red-stone mansion was erected by Al and Lou Ringling in 1905. In its day it was the most spacious and beautiful home in Sauk County. After Al’s death Lou remained for several years then moved east, later to return to live in another house in Baraboo.
The Ringling’s sister Ida, and her husband Henry W. North and family then occupied this house. Their sons John and Henry managed the circus after the Ringling Bros. died.

Of the seven sons Al was the ‘circus genius’. At first Lou served as snake-charmer, later became an outstanding equestrian. Always she was the friend of every person traveling with the show.

AL. and Lou are buried in a mausoleum in Baraboo’s Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Erected by the Sauk County Historical Society. 1985.”

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