Mansion Tours

Come see why Brucemore is one of the top attractions in Eastern Iowa!

Brucemore's standard tour explores over a century of Cedar Rapids history through the lives of the three families who called Brucemore home. A trained tour guide will discuss the art, furnishings, technology, architecture, surrounding landscape, and stories preserved at Brucemore. 

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and can accomodate up to 16 people per tour group.  

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  • Offered Wednesday through Sunday 
  • Times vary by day - click on the purchase tickets link to see specific times for the day of interest.


  • $9 per adult
  • $3 per student (ages 6 - 18)
  • Free - Youth 5 and under (a ticket is required)
  • Member discounts available based on level - please "sign-in" using the link in the upper right corner to apply member discounts or call (319) 362-7375.


The south side of the mansion, which is also the location of the visitor entrance for the mansion, is undergoing very important preservation work through the end of 2019. We appreciate your patience and understanding as you arrive for your tour and access the mansion. Signage on the construction fence will help guide you to the entrance. 


  • Arrival: We ask that you arrive via our main entrance, 2160 Linden Drive SE. There is on-site parking both near our Visitor Center and the mansion. 

  • Tour: Standard tours last 45 minutes. Tours take visitors to four floors of the mansion. The first floor is accessible for visitors with limited mobility; however, an elevator is not available for the basement, second or third floors. 

  • Capacity: Tours are limited to 16 people per time. Group tours are available for 16 or more people by sending an email or calling (319) 362-7375. Groups are encouraged to schedule three weeks in advance. 

  • Will Call: If you selected Will Call, your tickets will be available at the mansion. 

  • Explore: Visitors are encouraged to explore the estate before and after tours. Stop by Brucemore's free Visitor Center to learn more, enjoy exhibits about the families, and peruse Brucemore's gift shop. The Visitor Center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. on Sundays.  

  • Photography: Photography for souvenir purposes is welcome on the grounds, but is not allowed inside the mansion.

  • Coats and bags: We are unable to store personal possessions while you are on the tour, including coats. You may wish to consider leaving large bags or other items in your vehicle.

  • Check In: Please arrive with your tickets printed at the mansion at the time selected. Tours begin promptly as listed. Holding space inside is limited.

  • Ticket policies: All ticket sales are non-refundable. Tickets to Brucemore produced programs may be returned up to 24 hours prior to the program as a tax-deductible contribution or as an exchange for a different date or time of the same program, subject to availability. Other policies may vary.