Schedule a tour for groups of 15 or more
To best accommodate visitors, we require that groups of 15 or more make a reservation at least three weeks in advance. If you have less than 15 people, you do not need a reservation.
Group tour requirements
- Group tours may be scheduled during regular tour hours Wednesday through Sunday, however, they cannot be scheduled at the top of the hour.
- Group tours must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
Before Your Visit: Please confirm your reservation with Brucemore.
Arrival: Please check in at the Visitor Center approximately 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Groups arriving late may be subject to a shortened tour or program.
Parking for Cars: Parking is available around the Visitor Center and near the Mansion.
Parking for Buses: Buses must enter and exit on Dows Lane and unload in the Visitor Center parking lot. Buses are to park behind the Visitor Center. Groups are expected to walk the short distance from the Visitor Center to the mansion.
Group Size: Groups with over 15 persons must be divided into smaller groups.
Cancellations: Please call 319-362-7375 immediately if you need to cancel a tour or program so that another group may be scheduled in your place. Cancelations should be made at least one week in advance except in cases of emergency.
Dining Opportunities: Brucemore does not operate a food or beverage concession. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Cedar Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau for recommendations. Food and beverages are not allowed inside the mansion.
Picnics: Picnic tables are not available; however, groups are welcome to bring blankets for picnicking on the lawn. Please let Brucemore know if you plan to bring a picnic so that trash cans can be made available.
Personal Items: Items such as backpacks, large bags, and electronics are not allowed in the mansion. Clipboards, paper, and pencils are acceptable.
Camera Equipment: Photography is permitted in the Visitor Center and on the grounds for non-commercial and non-professional purposes. Photography is not allowed in the mansion. Learn more about Brucemore's photography policy.
Special Needs: Please let Brucemore know at least two weeks before your tour if you will need assistance for anyone in your group. The tour involves stairs and walking; Brucemore has a lift to the first floor and a video of the second and third floors for people with limited mobility.
Museum Etiquette: Visitors should refrain from touching objects or sitting on furnishings with the exception of handrails.
Educators, please visit the School Tour page for further field trip information.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. For any changes to your reservation, please call 319-362-7375.