Take a look at what's in store at Brucemore's gift shop

Step into the Gift Shop

November 23rd, 2018

Take a look at what’s in store at Brucemore’s gift shop

Brucemore’s gift shop offers a mix of souvenirs and gifts. You’ll find posters, prints, jewelry, mugs and more! Take a look at a few featured items below!

Brucemore Tote Bags

Take Brucemore on the go! Howard and Margaret Hall, the last residents of Brucemore, were well known in the community for their eclectic choice of pets, including their many German Shepherd dogs.

Cost: $10

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Brucemore: Historic Site & Cultural Hub

Brucemore tells the story of three generations of families and their impact on the community. Today, Brucemore is preserved as a historic site and community cultural center, hosting a range of programs, tours and events throughout the year.

The text of this shirt reads “Brucemore: Historic Site & Cultural Hub; A Cedar Rapids Staple Since 1884.”

Sizes range from XS-3XL

Cost: $20

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Brucemore… Sophisticated Yet Unexpected

Inspired by the real pet lions who once lived at Brucemore, this shirt features an image of a lion in a top hat with the text “Brucemore… Sophisticated Yet Unexpected.”

Howard and Margaret Hall, the last residents of Brucemore, were well known in the community for their eclectic choice of pets. The most famous of their pets was Leo, the lion.

Sizes range from XS-3XL. Youth sizes of this design are available in kelly green.

Cost: $20 (youth shirts are $15)

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Brucemore Booklets

Learn more about Brucemore! The booklet series includes: The House they Called Home: The Families of Brucemore, Hired Help: The Life of Servants at Brucemore, Brucemore’s Historic Ridgewood Neighborhood and A Mansion Beautiful: The Architecture of Brucemore

Cost: $5 each

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Nursery Notecards

Send a note! Each Nursery Notecard packet includes five cards with designs from Walter Crane’s “Humpty Dumpty” and “Nursery Rhymes” wallpapers in Brucemore’s nursery.

Cost: $7

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Uncommon Kings

This unique art book features professional photographs and original compositions inspired by Brucemore, the history of the site and its residents

Cost: $28

Brucemore’s gift shop is located in the Visitor Center (2160 Linden Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403). Shop hours can be found here.

General

Do I need to pay to enter the estate and walk on the grounds?

No. Visiting the Brucemore estate during grounds hours is free. Tickets are only required for scheduled tours and events, and they can be purchased in advance online.

Is a reservation needed to visit Brucemore?

You do not need a reservation to visit the grounds on your own. You do need a ticket to go inside the mansion. We recommend advance reservations for any of our mansion tours or other scheduled special themed tours due to limited capacity. Please visit our calendar to see upcoming opportunities and to purchase your tickets.

Touring the Mansion

Can I take pictures inside the mansion?

Yes. Photography is allowed during tours for personal, non-professional use. Tripods, selfie-sticks, or other photography equipment will not be permitted. Photographs should not distract from others’ enjoyment.

How large is the mansion?

Brucemore is approximately 15,000 square feet.

How many fireplaces, rooms, and floors does Brucemore have?

There are 21 “main” rooms, 14 fireplaces and four floors plus an attic.

Is all of the furniture original to the house and families?

Much of the furniture you will see on display belonged to the second or third families to live at Brucemore; however, some pieces had to be replaced with replicas or similar antiques.

Is the mansion handicap accessible?

The Brucemore mansion includes multiple floors and several staircases. Because of the historic architecture, some spaces are not accessible. Due to preservation work, the wheelchair lift that offers accessibility to the first floor is not available at this time. An elevator is not available from the first floor to the other floors at any time. Learn more about accessibility at Brucemore.

Group and School Tours

Is there an age requirement for students visiting Brucemore?

You do not have to be a certain age to visit or attend a program at Brucemore. Different programs are best suited for different ages. Tours of the mansion are recommended for 4th grade and older due to the concepts and historic collection.

Where do we park?

Parking is available on site a short walk from the mansion or carriage house. Buses must follow special instructions. Large events may not be able to accommodate on-site parking; please see the event calendar information for exceptions.

Is bus parking available?

Yes. Bus parking is available near the carriage house. Buses must arrive via special directions as they are unable to fit in our historic gates.

Is there a lunch area at Brucemore?

There is not a designated area indoors or outdoors to eat; however, you are welcome to bring your own blanket or chair to picnic on the grounds. Please carry out any trash to help our small staff keep the grounds beautiful.

Does my group have to arrive together?

Please let group members or chaperones know where they can meet the group.

What is your payment policy?

Brucemore admission is to be paid prior to the visit and a deposit may be required. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card and should be paid in one sum.

Do I need to make an appointment to tour the mansion?

You must have a ticket to a tour or program inside the mansion. Many tours do sell out in advance; purchase online or by calling 319-362-7375 in advance of your visit to guarantee your spot. See the schedule here.

Is the mansion wheelchair accessible?

The mansion is not currently accessible to wheelchairs due to preservation work. The mansion includes multiple flights of stairs. Most of the outdoor areas of the site are accessible. See our full accessibility information and contact us with additional questions regarding your visit.

Can I walk on the property?

Yes, the grounds and gardens are open daily most of the year. Several self-guided interpretive panels and tours via QR codes are available. See hours here.

What is Brucemore’s ticket policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, but may be rescheduled for comparable programs as space allows. Learn more.

I’m attending a large event at Brucemore. Where do I park?

Large events may require you to park offsite. Please read the event details on the calendar for specific information for each event.