Guided Mansion Tours

130917_Brucemore-123_reduced.jpgBrucemore' standard tour explores over a century of Cedar Rapids history through the lives of the three families who called Brucemore home.

Follow a guide on a tour of the 21-room Queen Anne mansion and investigate the art, furnishings, technology, architecture, surrounding landscape, and stories preserved at Brucemore.

The mansion tour provides a glimpse into the past and an incomparable way to understand modern Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa.

From the day after Thanksgiving through December 31, enjoy holiday cheer throughout the mansion, including the seasonal splendor of glowing trees, a dining room set for Christmas dinner, stunning mantel arrangements, and lush garland adorning the grand staircase. 


HOURS

  • Offered March through December in 2018
  • Wednesday - Saturday, at the top of the hour starting at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, at the top of the hour starting at 1:00 p.m. 
  • The last tour begins at 3:00 p.m. 
  • Additional tours off the top of the hour and occassional evening tours are added during the holiday season.  

ADMISSION

Holiday Tours (November 23 - December 29, 2018)

Tickets are available for purchase up to one hour in advance online, over the phone by calling (319) 362-7375 or in the visitor center. Tours are limited to 16 people per tour. 

Wednesday - Saturday

    • $12.00 per adult
    • $5.00 per student (ages 6 - 18)
    • Free - Youth 5 and under (a ticket is required)
    • Member discounts available based on level

Music in the Mansion Tours (November 25- December 30, 2018)

Tickets are available for purchase up to one hour in advance online, over the phone by calling (319) 362-7375 or in the visitor center. Tours are limited to 16 people per tour. 

Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons 

    • $15.00 per adult 
    • $10.00 per student (ages 6 - 18)
    • Free - Youth 5 and under (a ticket is required)
    • Member discounts available based on level

Tips for your mansion tour 

  • 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: Holiday Tours last 45minutes. 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. Schedule a private group tour for 15 or more people (available March - November).
  • 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 opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. on Sundays. The Visitor Center will not be open for evening tours. 
  • 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.