Tours are on hiatus until March 6 while we deep clean the mansion.
We provide multiple opportunities to tour the mansion. Whether you want to explore at your own pace or take a guided tour, you can find an option that meets your needs and interests.
Self-Guided Mansion Tours
Wednesday – Saturday, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Our self-guided tour option is perfect for those looking for an introduction to Brucemore. Explore the first three floors of the mansion at your own pace with staff available to answer questions.
Guided Mansion Tours
Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Sunday, 3:00 PM
Hear the stories of Brucemore from an expert during our guided tours. These tours take you through the first three floors of the mansion and the basement.
In Her Steps: Women’s History Tour
Select Thursdays in March at 5:30 PM
Offered only in March, this tour explores the stories of the women who shaped Brucemore. Learn their stories while diving into themes of labor, class, and philanthropy.
Nooks and Crannies Tours
Thursdays April 11 to May 23 at 5:30 PM
Satisfy your curiosity about Brucemore with this behind-the-scenes experience. Explore typically closed buildings and areas of the mansion and finally learn the answer to a frequently asked question: “what’s behind that door?”
School & Group Tours
For groups of 16 or less, please use the links above to purchase tickets for a scheduled upcoming tour. For groups of 17 or more, please contact us to inquire about opportunities to schedule your own visit. Group tour availability may be limited, and subject to capacity restrictions.
Refund and Exchange Policy
Ticket sales are non-refundable. A request to transfer the value of unused tickets into a tax-deductible contribution in support of Brucemore’s mission may be made up to 24 hours prior to the program or to exchange the value of the tickets to a different date or time of the same program, subject to availability. Other policies may vary.
Inclement Weather Policy
Tours and events may be canceled if weather or other conditions could jeopardize the safety of anyone involved. Outdoor programs may be held in a light rain or be delayed to allow inclement weather to pass. News related to canceled programs will be posted on the website.
If Brucemore cancels the program before it begins or before intermission (as applicable), guests may have options to exchange tickets for another offering of the same event (pending availability). Tickets are non-refundable, however, the ticket value may be credited as a tax-deductible contribution to Brucemore within seven days. Policies may vary with partner events.
Ticket and Tours FAQ
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?
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.