Guided Mansion Tours

Discover over a century of history at Brucemore!

Discover over a century of history at Brucemore during this 45-minute guided tour of the mansion. Follow an expert to hear stories about the history and collections of Brucemore and the families who called the mansion home. View the first, second, and third floors of the mansion, as well as the Tahitian Room and Grizzly Bar. After your mansion tour, we hope you will head outside and explore the 26-acre landscape at no additional cost.

Please go to the mansion to check in for these tours. Tickets are available for advance sale or at the door, subject to availability. Tour entry times are limited and can sell out.

What to do when you arrive

  • Please enter through the gate at 2160 Linden Dr. SE., Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.
  • Once onsite, follow signs towards the mansion.
  • There is on-site parking a short walk from the mansion entrance.
  • Please check in with staff at the mansion at the time on your ticket or purchase a ticket at the mansion when you arrive.
  • The mansion entrance is on the south side of the building, through the front door next to the circle drive.

Tips for your visit

  • Please consider leaving bags or other large personal items in your vehicle. A coat rack is available, but it is not monitored.
  • Tours of the mansion consist of substantial walking and standing. The historic mansion is not currently wheelchair accessible. There are several stairs to access the first floor, and several flights of stairs to see the other floors. Please make the best decision for the accessibility of your party with this knowledge.
  • Early admittance may not be available during peak tour times and there is not a lobby to wait indoors. If you arrive onsite more than 10 minutes before a scheduled tour, please enjoy exploring the grounds before entering the mansion.
  • If you miss your tour start time, you may be subject to a shortened tour or asked to join another tour time that day, subject to availability.
  • All ticket sales are non-refundable. Please read our ticket policy here.
  • Photography is allowed inside the mansion for personal, non-professional use. Tripods, selfie-sticks, or other photography equipment are not permitted. Please read our photo policy here

Tour Dates:

  • May 1 to September 4
    • Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
    • Sunday, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
    • Guided tours will not be available on August 10. Free self-guided tours will be available, sponsored by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.
  • September 5 to October 27
    • Tickets on sale soon!
    • Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
    • Sunday, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM


  • $12.00 Adult
  • $7.00 Student (4+)
  • Free (3 and under)
  • Brucemore donors receive a $5 discount per ticket.
  • A $4.00 processing fee will be applied to all online and phone orders.

2024 Closures:

Mondays and Tuesdays

January 1 & 2; January 15; February 19; March 31; May 27; June 19; July 4; September 2; October 14; November 11; November 28; December 23-25