Nooks and Crannies Tours

Satisfy your curiosity about Brucemore!

This 90-minute all-access guided tour takes you across the estate and inside rarely-seen rooms of the mansion. Peek inside typically closed buildings built for servant housing or hobby use, discover the curiosities and oddities of the mansion, and get the answer to a frequently-asked question – what is behind that door?  As part of this tour, you will see the infamous mansion basement and experience the sights and sounds of a “rainstorm” in the Tahitian Room, which is an exclusive perk of the Nooks and Crannies tour!

This tour begins at the Carriage House and covers multiple buildings on the estate. Tickets for this special themed tour are available for advanced sale only. Space is limited and this tour frequently sells 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 Carriage House.
  • Please check in with staff at the Carriage House at the time on your ticket.

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.
  • Nooks and Crannies tours consist of substantial walking and standing. These tours begin outdoors and cover uneven surfaces. 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. If you arrive onsite more than 10 minutes before the tour, please enjoy exploring the grounds before entering the Carriage House.
  • If you miss your tour start time, you may be subject to a shortened tour.
  • 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.

Spring 2024 Dates:

  • Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 16 at 5:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 23 at 5:30 PM

Additional dates will be available in the fall.


Admission:

  • $18.00 Adult
  • $10.00 Student (4+)
  • Brucemore donors receive a $5 discount per ticket.
  • A $4.00 processing fee will be applied to all online and phone orders.
A special thank you to our 2024 tour season sponsors. Presenting: Great America Financial Services. Friend: Hills Bank.