Craft an unforgettable experience
Brucemore's tour menu features a range of tours and educational experiences available for:
- Kindergarten through high school students
- Youth groups
- Scout troops
- Garden clubs
- Preservation and architecture enthusiasts
- Community organizations
Special rates are available, but vary based on the tour and the size of the group. If your group is interested in topics not covered on the tour menu, please contact us and we will do our best to craft an unforgettable experience.
Group tour requirements
- Tour must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
- The mansion is closed for tours in January and February and Mondays year-round.
- Group tours are offered from 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and cannot be scheduled on the hour.
Before Your Visit: Please be certain that you have received your tour confirmation and that the information is correct. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call Brucemore to confirm your reservation.
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. Cancellations 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 during Mansion tours. 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 unless otherwise stated by their guide.
Educators, please visit the School Tour page for curriculum ideas, supplemental classroom activities, and 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.