Nooks and Crannies Tour

Grizzly_Edit.jpgVisit every floor, peek into closed rooms, and satisfy curiosity through this all-access pass to the mansion. Marvel at the Skinner pipe organ room, discover the architecture and oddities of the mansion, and experience the sight and sound of a "rain storm" in the basement Tahitian Room. Due to preservation work on the roof, the attic may not be available on the tour.


  • May 2, 5:30 p.m. (sold out)
  • May 9, 5:30 p.m. (sold out)
  • May 16, 5:30 p.m. 
  • May 18, 9:00 a.m. (sold out)
  • June 9, 3:30 p.m. (tickets on sale May 1)
  • June 13, 5:30 p.m. (tickets on sale May 1)
  • July 25, 5:30 p.m. (tickets on sale May 1)
  • July 28, 3:30 p.m. (tickets on sale May 1)


  • $15.00 per adult 
  • $10.00 per student
  • Brucemore members receive a $5 discount per ticket, quantity based on level - please "sign-in" using the link in the upper right corner to apply member discounts or call (319) 362-7375.



  • 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. 

  • Check-in: The Nooks and Crannies Tour begins at the Visitor Center. If you selected Will Call, your tickets will be available there. The Visitor Center will be open thirty minutes before the tour. Please do not arrive late as the tour departs this building shortly after the start time. 

  • Tour: This tour lasts 90 minutes and takes visitors to five floors of the mansion, including the basement and attic. The first floor is accessible for visitors with limited mobility; however, an elevator is not available for the basement, second or third floors. This tour is not recommended for children or individuals who may have difficulty walking or climbing stairs. 

  • Capacity: Tours are limited to 16 people per time. 

  • Explore: Visitors are encouraged to explore the estate. 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. The Visitor Center will open 30 minutes prior to the Nooks and Crannies Tour if scheduled outside of standard hours. 

  • 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. 

  • Weather: A portion of the tour may occur outside in light rain. Please dress for the weather. 

  • 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. 

 Sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Co.